In July of 1812 American troops under the command of general William Hull set out to invade Canada. Against the best wishes of his aids, Hull pulled all of his men back, and retreated. British General Isaac Brock immediately jumped at the opportunity to squash Hull's army. British Regulars rushed to the scene, surrounding Hull and his men, forcing them to surrender. The battle is a complete success for England, they captured over 2000 men, horses, artillery pieces and other equipment.