Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Successful Raid On French Mills

Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2141
Petition 91

Memorial of Alexander McMillan of the Town of Brockville, Esquire
Captain, Second Glengarry Regiment

From the "Paper Sleuth" paper at Electric Scotland:

"In 1967, I located Donald MacMillan, a great-grandson of Alexander, who owned a trucking firm in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He had carefully preserved his great-grandfather’s handmade French Canadian style armchair. Family legend had it that the chair was made by the St Regis Indians near Cornwall, Ontario, as a token of their regard for his leadership in the successful raid on French Mills, New York, on November 23, 1812. At that time, he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Glengarry Militia." [Source]

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