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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...
Battle of Stoney Creek - 2018
Stoney Creek and great weather - what a perfect combination! The Battle of Stoney Creek is a perennial favourite for the members of IMUC, IMAC and the Campfollowers. The Incorporated Militia Artillery Company considers the Battlefield House Gun as their "baby"!
We would like to thank Sue Ramsey and the Battlefield House staff and volunteers for again treating us so royally!
The set of pictures we have so far, have been gleaned from various sources on line.
Photos c/o Bill Walker, Brenda Lightfoot, Jacquie Durham and our famous "Sophie-cam" can be found at; https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157667695489327
Minden Ontario's Library 1812 Outreach!
We were honoured to be invited by Ruth O'Connell of the Minden Library and Archives to participate in a special History Outreach for the Archie Stouffer Public School. All of the grade 1 to grade 6 classes participated in workshops hosted by our members. A Soldier's Equipment, Women's Work, English Country Dancing and Militia Drill were all very well received by the visiting students! Pictures of the "kids" big and small can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157694868545872
On Saturday members of IMUC, IMAC, The Campfollowers and a stray 89th will also interact with the parents and the rest of the Town of Minden!