".....Fort Mississauga at the mouth of the Niagara River...".
Pearson attached part of his garrison to the pursuing British force under Lieutenant Colonel Morrison and led them at the decisive Battle of Crysler's Farm.
In 1814, Pearson led a detachment of light troops in the Niagara peninsula, and fought at the battles of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane, and in the Siege of Fort Erie, where he was wounded again.
|Source: Battle Of Chippawa|
After the war of 1812, the Government had the problem on its hands of disposing of the Regiments of British soldiers which had been sent to this Country to resist the invasion. [Source]
|Photo From NPS Exhibit (Used To Represent A Native American Of The Area)|
|From The True Andrew Jackson|
#13. "Dwelling of Capt. Jean Baptiste Couture occupied as quarters by officers, among whom were Col. Lewis, Col. Allen, Major Gassard, Capt. Hart, John McCalla, Ensign Baker, Doctors Todd, Bowers, McIlvane, Capt. Smith and Major Madison."
The letter was published in the Biennial Report of the Department of Archives and History of the ..., Volume 3, by West Virginia. Dept. of Archives and History.
He is best known to history for serving as both the civilian Governor General and the military Commander in Chief in British North America (now part of Canada) during the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States of America.
A letter from John Gano to Thomas Van Horne, dateline Cincinnati, was found among the Gano Papers:
|Ohio River Near Cincinnati, Ohio|
"Because they remained in private hands, carefully preserved (or not) by the soldier or his heirs, discharge certificates are usually difficult to locate and are seldom available for public research. One notable exception, however, is a small series of extant discharge certificates and other records relating to more than 2,200 Regular Army soldiers from 1792 to 1815."
A possibility for my William Hinds? He was in the Artillery.:
Hines [?], John 1813 Lists of Sick Men (Light Artillery, Capt. Thornton’s Co., 1813)
|French Town (Jim's Photo Taken At The NPS)|
|Fort At Ship Island|
In 1801 there was still further legislation, and again in 1808, when there was "an act to explain, amend, and reduce to one act of Parliament the several laws now in being for the raising and training of the militia." And a suitable salary was to be allowed to the Adjutant-General. Legislation at this time was deemed necessary because of the aggressive spirit manifested by the United States. The game of conquest was already begun by the selfish statesmen of America, and even foul means were being adopted to subvert British power on the continent. The year prior, Lower Canada had taken steps under Mr. Dunn to protect themselves against a wily enemy. General Brock was earnestly engaged in perfecting the defences of Quebec. In 1809 an act was passed respecting billeting Her Majesty's troops. and the Provincial Militia. and furnishing them on the march. and impressing horses. carriages. oxen. boats. &c.
"[Secretary of State Robert] Smith’s major diplomatic mission to improve relations with Great Britain proved a failure. Advised by Madison, Smith entered negotiations with David M. Erskine, the British Minister at Washington. The two intended to stabilize relations between the United States and Britain by restoring neutral trading rights during the Napoleonic War."
"Unfortunately Erskine overstretched his authority, offering too many concessions, and failed to convey British Foreign Minister George Canning’s central requirement for an agreement: that the United States agree not to trade with the French for the duration of Britain’s war with France. This omission doomed the 1809 Smith-Erskine Agreement... ."
"Frustration over the agreement’s failure helped to propel the two countries into the War of 1812."
It was a matter of quite as great importance that the civil affairs of the community should be attended to as that the military affairs should be properly conducted. ...Woodward alone, remained in Detroit as the representative of the territory. [British] General Proctor, as civil governor under the terms of the capitulation, ordered the supreme court to convene at the council house in Detroit early in February 1813 and Woodward, as the only remaining judge, was expected to preside. Judge Woodward did not get along with General Proctor and did not think he could be an effective advocate for the citizens of Detroit because of it. [Source]
On 30 December 1850, Isaac Baker, age 63, was an affiant for his pension application. He stated that he was a private in a company commanded by Captain Jehial Dayton in an Artillery regiment commanded by Colonel Stephen Thorn. Private Baker volunteered for war at Granville, Washington County, New York, about August 1, 1812, for 6 months. His actual service lasted about 3 months and 20 days because of illness. He recovered about January 1, 1813; by then the company disbanded was was sent home. He applied for a discharge from Captain Dayton in the summer of 1813 as Baker was moving from Washington County to Cortland County, New York. He received his discharge on July 9, 1813. The purpose of the deposition was to obtain bounty land.
|1855 NY Census - Mary Baker Next To Swetland Family|
|1812 Working Replica Boat - YouTube|
|Fort King Was Named For Colonel William King|
Major General Andrew Jackson was involved, too, sending an order from Headquarters Division of the South, Nashville, on September 2, 1819. The court-martial was ordered to convene at Fort Charlotte, Mobile, Alabama Territory. On October 5, 1819, it was learned that yellow fever "was then raging" according to an October 25th report, in Mobile. The court-martial participants then removed to cantonment Montpelier (in Alabama) where they arrived on November 18th.
A summary of William King's court-martial can be found here.