General Order: Quebec Mercury, June 22, 1813, page 195
His Excellency the Commander of the Forces has the highest gratification in publishing to the Forces a District General Order issued by Brigadier General Vincent, His Excellency avails himself of the words of the Brigadier-General—He is at a loss for language to do justice to the distinguished bravery and good conduct of the troops engaged.
A Royal Salute to be fired in celebration of this splendid achievement,
By his Excellency's Command,
Brigadier General Vincent congratulates the Troops on the success which crowned the attack made by the King's and 49th Regiments on the Enemy's position and Camp at Gages' yesterday morning when his force consisting of not less than 3500 men, advantageously posted and protected by a considerable number of Guns, was completely routed and driven off the field,—4 Pieces of Cannon with their Tumbrils, Horses, &c. 2 Brigadier Generals, 5 field officers and Captains, and upwards of 100 Prisoners were the Trophies of this brilliant Enterprise:—Immediately after our troops had retired towards their Cantonments, the enemy abandoned the position to which he had fled; and after burning and destroying a quantity of baggage and Provisions, Carriages, Blankets, Arms, &c. commenced a precipitate retreat, and did not halt until he reached the 40 mile Creek, 18 miles (through the worst possible roads) from the scene of Action; here he effected a junction with a reinforcement which was on its march to join him.
Brigadier General Vincent is at a loss for language to do justice to the distinguished bravery and good conduct of the Troops engaged.
To Lieutenant Colonel Harvey, Deputy Adjutant General, who planned the enterprise and conducted the Columns to the attack, every degree of praise is due, and his distinguished services are duly appreciated.—The 8th (King's) and 49th Regts, he was rejoiced to observe, vied with each other in acts of intrepidity and gallantry though at the unavoidable expense of many of their valuable officers and men.
To Major Oglivie and the officers and men of the King's and to Major Plenderleath and officers and men of the 49th Regiment, the Brigadier General offers his grateful thanks.
To the officers of the Staff as well as to Captain Chambers and to His Excellency's Aides de Camp, Captains Mc Doual and Milnes, Brigadier General Vincent feels great obligations.
To the Royal and Provincial Artillery, under Major Holcroft—To the 41st Regiment and detachment of the Glengary and Newfoundland and Militia, under Lieut.-Colonel Bishopp, was confided during the absence of the other troops, the important trust of the defence of this extensive position, menaced on the right by the enemy's Riflemen, and on the left by a numerous Brigade of Boats filled with troops.
Had the threatened attack been made, the Brigadier General feels the utmost confidence that those troops would have gallantly discharged their duty
J. B. Glegg, Lieut. Col. B. M.
When the Express left Burlington Bay, Commodore Sir James Yeo was acting in co-operation with the Army, and had disloged the enemy with great loss in men and stores, from his position at the Forty Mile Creek, where he had retreated.
|8th, or King's Regiment,||280|
|49th Regiment, . .||430|