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The Crown Forces Form Square to fend off cavalry at The Battle of Chippewa/Lundy's Lane event in 2014.
Life in the encampment... a respite from battle and a place to rest, chat, and relax...
Marching steady onto the field for another battle. The Incorporated Militia is on the way!
As night falls in Fort Erie, the line fires a volley at the dreaded invaders in the fort!
At the Annual Mess Dinner, there's always time to have a dance and create memories...

Our Unit History

djEarly in the War of 1812, it became apparent that the existing militia system was woefully inadequate for the defense of Upper Canada. To rectify this situation, the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada passed an Act creating the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. Volunteers from throughout the Province were to be formed into Battalions, and to serve for the duration of the war. The men received...

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Queens York Rangers


The Lieutenant Governor hosted a reception at Fort York National Historic Site in honour of His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, who was undertaking a visit to Ontario. As Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment), the Duke of York participated in the Trooping The Guidon Military Parade. The Lieutenant Governor, who is Colonel of the Regiment, also was in attendance.

The Queen’s York Rangers “Trooped the Guidon” in the presence of their Colonel-in-Chief. His Royal Highness the Duke of York to officially recognize five new battle honours bestowed on the Regiment.  These Honours include: Defence of Canada 1812 – 1815, Detroit, Queenston, Niagara, and Afghanistan.

The “Old Guard” consisting of The Queen’s Rangers Historical Guard, The King’s Royal Regiment of New Yorkers, The Queen’s York Rangers and the Incorporated Militia Of Upper Canada paraded with the Regiment and their Cadet Corp for the Trooping of the Guidon on Thursday June 5, 2014 at Old Fort York.  We were indeed honoured to be invited and included!


Photos c/o The Lieutenant Governor’s Flickr site can be found at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lgontario/sets/72157644620393817/



Photos from our own Flickr site c/o Marianne and others can be found at;


https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157645078017703/

 


June 7th - 8th 2014 Battle of Stoney Creek and Celebrate Barrie

2014 Stoney Creek

This past weekend saw members of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada and their Campfollowers supporting two events in Ontario. The bulk of the regiment were camped out for the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Stoney Creek. This is always one of our favourites with a good showing from the members.

Celebrate Barrie

At the same time as the Battle of Stoney Creek, Celebrate Barrie was underway on Kampenfelt Bay. This event we have historically supported l and were glad that some of our members were able to support it as well.

If you already have access to Deb Lewis Brown's great pictures, our some pictures in our sets will seem a little familiar. We would also like to thank Campfollowers Denise, Doreen and Darlene for providing many additional shots from both events. (Hmmm, Deb, Denise, Doreen, Darlene - I sense a pattern!)

Additional pictures from the Battle of Stoney Creek and Celebrate Barrie can be found at:


Battle of Stoney Creek 2014

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157645082911023/


Celebrate Barrie

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157644667873479/

 


Cape Vincent NY – June 21-22, 2014

 

Cape Vincent 2014

What a perfect weekend for a raid on Cape Vincent NY! With the help of the Canadian Voltigeurs, The Canadian Fencibles, and a lone Glengarry Light Infantryman, the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada came from the lake, and attacked the town. We were eventually driven off by US troops and militia including The US 15th and Forsythe’s Rifles. The three ships/gunboats involved included the Owl and La Revenante The hosting town and chamber of commerce, could not have been more gracious in letting us participate in their War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations. Cape Vincent’s proximity to Wolfe Island with ferry connections to Kingston made it a strategic location during the War of 1812.


Pictures from the Cape Vincent event including great shots c/o Deb and Denise can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157644833244670/


The Battle of Malcolm’s Mill – The Last Shot Fired - July 28-29th, 2014

In October, 1814, an invading American force of about 700 men under Brigadier-General Duncan McArthur advance rapidly up the Thames Valley.  He intended to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara Frontier.  McArthur reached the Grand ad after an unsuccessful attempt to force a crossing, attached a body of some 150 militia here at Malcolm’s Mills (Oakland) on November 6th.  Canadian forces, comprising elements of the 1st and 2nd Norfolk, 1st Oxford and 1st Middlesex regiment, put up a spirited resistance but were overwhelmed.



Additional pictures can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157645018444390/

More information on Malcolm’s Mills can be found at:

http://www.discoverbrantford.com/war_of_1812/local_connection/Pages/MacarthursRaid.aspx

 

 

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