Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Militia's Serviceable Effective Appearance


The news had arrived that the long threatened invasion [from the American army under General Wilkinson] had at last taken place, and every available man was hurrying to meet it. We came up with several regiments of militia on their line of march.


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[Did the home-spun militia uniforms look anything like the civilian costumes of 1812?]

They had all a serviceable effective appearance—had been pretty well drilled, and their arms being direct from the tower, were in perfectly good order, nor had they the mobbish appearance that such a levy in any other country would have had. Their capots and trowsers of home-spun stuff, and their blue tuques (night caps) were all of the same cut and color, which gave them an air of uniformity that added much to their military look, for I have always remarked that a body of men's appearance in battalion, depends much less on the fashion of their individual dress and appointments, than on the whole being in strict uniformity.

From Recollections of the war of 1812  By William Dunlop...:



Friday, January 20, 2017

No Bounty Land For Fowler Heir


Source - Fold3
 Morris Fowler
Private - Capt. Lyman's Co.
9th Regiment Infantry
"Bounty Land relinquished for 'five years half pay' 9 April 1819 by the Guardian Chauncey Fowler, of the minor child of 'Morris Fowler,' who was a private of Capt. Lyman's Co. of the 9th Reg. Inf."

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Captain Alexander McMillan


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

Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2141
Petition 91
1842



...was on permanent duty with his Company for the greater part of the Summer of the year One thousand Eight hundred and twelve, and in November of the same year (1812) was appointed and took the command of one of the First Flank Companies of that Regiment, vacated by the removal of Captain Donald McDonnell by the General Staff and early in the month of January...[1813]...he was ordered with his Company from Cornwall to Prescott, and on the twenty-second day of February, 1813 commanded his said Company at the Battle & Capture of Ogdensburgh....




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Adam Hines In Captain Peter Backus's Company


Adam Hines' military career.

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19810
Act March 1855
Adam Hines, Private
Capt. Backus
Gen. Tupper
Ohio Militia
War of 1812
Admitted 80 Acres
Issued Dec 1835
And Sent To
Thomas H. Dalrymple
Mount Gilead, Ohio

Morrow County, Ohio, also mentioned in file (1871)

*Registered in Iowa to someone other than Adam Hines


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Adam Hines' memorial (1790-1878) at FindAGrave.

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