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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
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.
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 - Fighting for Naval Supremacy on Lake Ontario - 1813

An another article about naval engagements over a period of several days. I consider these descriptions of naval battles and marines interesting and intriguing considering how closely and often the Canadian Fencibles supported and worked with the Provincial Marines during the War of 1812.
-- Keith Lindsey

This article appeared in Canadian Military History magazine in January 2012.

The First Encounter - Fighting for Naval Supremacy on Lake Ontario, 7-10 August 1813
by Robert James Williamson

You can read it here:
http://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1407&context=cmh

 

 

 

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