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Early 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...
In 1837, the rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada were under way. The Incorporated Militia was called back into service but the Rebellions were over before they served. On Canada Day, along with Lloydtown Patriots portrayed by the US 22nd, we staged a couple of skirmishes at the Sharon Temple, adding to their Canada 150 celebrations. Everyone was dressed in red looking like supporters of the Crown and the Family Compact! Lots of visitors toured the camps, asked great questions and thanked us all for our living history portrayals. Pictures of the event can be found here.
Fort George Crown Forces Change of Command
This weekend found IMUC and IMAC at the Fort George Crown Forces 1812 Change of Command. Representatives of most of the 1812 community were able to attend as well. Some of those attending included The Royal Scots, Glengarry Light Infantry, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the 10th, 41st, 49th, 89th, 2nd York Militia, Lincoln Militia BID, Native Allies, 100th, 17th Dragoons, Royal Artillery & Gun Crews, US 22nd, 19th, and Canadian Volunteers
Congratulations and best wishes to outgoing General Peter Twist and incoming General Craig Williams, both of whom have contributed so very much to all aspects of War of 1812 life!
We would also like to thank Peter Martin of Fort George and his staff and volunteers for making us all so welcome. They truly went above and beyond the call of duty!
Some pictures can be found here