War Of 1812
Lacolle blockhouse [PHOTO: DAN WARD]

1812 Journal, Then & Now (March/April)

March: British reinforcements arrive at Quebec City via overland route from New Brunswick. March 4: 164-man mounted American raiding party repulses attack by 240 British regulars, Canadian militia and native allies at Battle of Longwoods, near Wardsville, Upper Canada; British withdraw after suffering 67 casualties, followed shortly by American forces who return to Detroit with seven...
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    1812 Journal Then & Now

    January 5, 2014 by John Boileau
    January: British construct defences on Bridge Island, Upper Canada, to shelter supply bateaux travelling on St. Lawrence River; construction begins on cavalry barracks at Blairfindie, between La Prairie and St-Jean, Lower Canada, to house 90 soldiers and 100 horses; gunboats constructed at Coteau-du-Lac fortifications, 40...
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    1812 Journal — Then And Now

    November 1, 2013 by John Boileau
    Military encampment, Fort Wellington, Prescott, circa 1870. ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C-O40161 The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then...
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    1812 Journal — Then And Now

    September 1, 2013 by John Boileau
    The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events of...
  • 1812 Journal – Then And Now

    July 1, 2013 by John Boileau
    Black Rock, N.Y. ILLUSTRATION: PETER RINDLISBACHER The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two...
  • Fort Meigs [PHOTO: ELIZABETH RAYMOND, FORT MEIGS]

    1812 Journal – Then & Now

    May 17, 2013 by admin
    The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events...
  • Fort York, Toronto. [PHOTO: KATHY MILLS]

    1812 Journal – Then & Now

    March 17, 2013 by John Boileau
    Death of General Pike. ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C007434 The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal...
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