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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.
A Social Study of the Canadian Voltigeurs
French Canadian Participation in the War of 1812: A Social Study of the Voltiguers Canadians by Martin F. Auger, January 2012
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 - Analysis of an 1813 Naval Battle for Supremacy on Lake Ontario

Another article I came across when following links from the article on the military trial of John de Hertel of the Canadian Fencibles. It is another page in Canadian history. The title of this one is:

The article is from the Canadian Military History publication, is titled The Burlington Races Revisited: A Revised Analysis of an 1813 Naval Ba le for Supremacy on Lake Ontario, and was written by Robert J. Williamson.
-- Keith Lindsey

You can view the article here:
scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1271&context=cmh

 

 

 

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