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The Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry
The recreated Canadian Fencibles started in 1986 with a meeting of a group of interested hobbyists, some of whom were already portraying a crown regiment from the American Revolutionary War period.
A Brief History
The origins of the regiment start in 1803 with recruiting in the Scottish Highlands. With limited success, the officers and NCOs were transferred to Canada to continue recruiting and raising the regiment.
More History of the Canadian Fencibles
In the following article David Juliusson, a Program Officer at the fort, continues the story of the Canadian Fencibles begun by Ross Flowers in the last issue of fife and drum.
Court Martial of Lieutenant John de Hertel
Eamonn O’Keeffe,
 as of Dec 2016, a veteran of the Fort York Guard was in his third year studying history at Oxford, found additional sources and wrote a paper. It gives insight into conditions of May 1815 in relation to one Canadian Fencible.
Analysis of an 1813 Naval Battle for Supremacy on Lake Ontario
A detailed dewcription of the engagement between British and American naval forces from York to Bronte, near Burlington Bay on 28 September 1813.
Fighting for Naval Supremacy on Lake Ontario - 1813
A detailed description of the naval battle that took place from 7 to 10 August 1813. Includes illustrations.
Discipline During the War of 1812
The article discusses the need for discipline, methods of making soldiers aware of the regulations, and gives some examples.
   

History - A Social Study of the Canadian Voltigeurs

In finding the article about the court martial trial of John de Hertel, I came across another article relating to our period in Canadian history. This one looks at the Canadian Voltigeurs. We often march and camp with members of the recreated Voltigeurs regiment at historical reenactments and have for many, many years. They are our good friends.
-- Keith Lindsey

The title of the study is:
French Canadian Participation in the War of 1812: A Social Study of the Voltiguers Canadians
by Martin F. Auger, University of Ottawa

You can read the article here:
http://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1327&context=cmh

 

 

 

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