Friday, February 21, 2014

Militia In Tolerable Order

"...there was very little money in the treasury....The number of regular troops in the upper country consisted of part of the 49th and 61st regiments and a few artillerists, in all less than one thousand men which garrisoned York, Ft. George, Chippewa, Fort Erie, Amherstburgh, Sandwich, and St Josephs, covering an extent of nearly fifteen hundred miles."


 "The Militia of the country were in tolerable order... ."

Data from Journal of Events....principally on the Detroit and Niagara Captain W. H. Merritt of the Prov. Light Dragoons, published at St. Catharines, C.W., by the Historical Society in 1863.

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