• Trees and brush were cut down along the border to clear lines of sight for the guards and to eliminate cover for would-be crossers.
  • Wikipedia: Inner German border
  • With Williams' men of the 49th starting from brush to the right of the line near the escarpment and Macdonell's anchoring the left, the force of between 70 and 80 men (more than half of whom were militia) advanced toward the redan.
  • Wikipedia: Isaac Brock