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September 2010

Battle of Backus Mill, September 11&12, 2010

This past week the Incorporated Militia of Upper "Connecticut" again joined the US forces that battled with the British and Canadian at Backus Mill near Port Rowan on Lake Erie. There were three battles and a morning skirmish in the woods, all very well choreographed. We would like to thank Robin De Cloet, her staff from the Longpoints Conservation Authority, the Backus Mill volunteers, Phil Edwards, Larry Hanna and the Norfolk Militia for again hosting a premier event. The site is one of the best for setting up battle/tactical scenarios!

Further pictures can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157624946717930/show/

Additional information about Backus Mill can be found at: http://www.lprca.on.ca/heritage.htm







Willow Creek Depot - September 17 & 18, 2010

During the war of 1812, the Nine Mile Portage from Kempenfel(d)t Bay to Willow Creek formed part of the vital route, via Yonge Street, Lake Simcoe, the Notawasaga River and Georgian Bay, which linked Upper Canada with the British posts on the Upper Great Lakes. Here, beside the Minesing Swamp and one mile from the landing at Willow Creek, were stored the hundreds of tons of military supplies and trade goods that maintained the western posts during 1814 - 1815 and the years immediately following. The depot ultimately included some eight log structures built by the military authorities or fur trading companies and were surrounded by a palisade measuring roughly 280 b190 feet.

Each year the City of Barrie, The Friends of Fort Willow and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment sponsor an event that this year included over 1,000 students and teachers on the Friday and almost as many public on the Saturday. The Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada was honoured to be able to help the City of Barrie, The Friends, The Royal Newfoundland regiment, the sutlers and their friends with this outreach program. We look forward to participating again next year.

A slideshow of the Fort Willow activities can be found at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157624987414850/show/

Links to the Willow Depot / Fort Willow can be found at :
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4HTW
http://www.fortwillow.com/News__Events.html
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/fort-willow-trail/







Glengarry Pioneer Village, Dunvegan Ontario - Sept. 24 - 27

At the invitation of the Glengarry Light Infantry members of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada journeyed to the small town of Dunvegan Ontario, south of Ottawa. We were there to support their War of 1812 event this past weekend. Along with the Glengarry Light Infantry members of the Canadian Fencibles, Forsythe's Rifles, The Voltigeurs, the Lincoln Militia artillery and two other gun crews attended the weekend event. The Dunvegan and area residents came out to again support their local museum. Their hospitality has to be amongst the best in all of Canada! We knew that for sure when two of the site's neighbours showed up at 9:00 pm with two freshly baked apple pie! The Glengarry Pioneer Museum also contains Canada's oldest, operating, tavern. It still serves excellent locally brewed beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company. http://www.beaus.ca/

A slideshow of pictures from the event can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157625044435606/show/

Glengarry Pioneer Museum:
http://www.glengarrypioneermuseum.ca/gpm/

Canadian Corps of Light Infantry The Voltigeurs:
http://reenacting.net/qhc/volt_eng.html

Forsythe's Rifles:
http://www.forsythsrifles.org/

The Canadian Fencible Regiment:
http://fencibles.ca/
































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