Thursday, August 16, 2012

War of 1812

Two months on

Walking with Joseph  - in Europe

11 Aug 1812  Napoleon and the Grand Army leave Vitebsk where it has been since 29 July 1812
12 Aug 1812  Wellington enters Madrid
17 Aug 1812  Napoleon involved in Battle of Smolensk, Russia
25 Aug 1812  Grand Army leaves Smolensk going east towards Moscow

Walking with Andrew  - in Upper and Lower Canada

I recently accessed the Pay and Muster lists for the 100th Regiment, 25 Sept - 24 Dec 1812 at the Goulbourn Museum. The regiment is still headquartered at Chambly, LC. This list identified soldiers, some of whom drowned, died and deserted etc. [The paymaster would need to know this about each soldier] The list contains 557 privates.

14 Aug 1812  Brock and Tecumseh meet at Fort Amherstburg
15 Aug 1812  Unpleasant actions at Fort Dearborn [Chicago]
16 Aug 1812 Brock crosses over to Detroit and after a short engagement General Hall surrenders Fort Detroit [ One of the soldiers killed in this engagement was Lt. Porter Hanks,who a short time ago, surrendered Fort Mackinac to the British.

8 Aug 1812  Prevost - Dearborn agreed to an Armistice which would end on 4 Sept 1812. They had learned that the Orders-in Council which restricted ocean shipping had been repealed by a new British Government

A point of interest. Three of the principles about whom I am writting were all born in the same year.
1769 -Napoleon; Duke of Wellington, Sir Arthur Wellseley and Major General Sir Isaac Brock.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Walking Around Canada

Continuing from my previous 'walking' post I finally reached Inuvik, NWT  on 2 Jan 2012.
Overnite Expresss to Flat Creek at bottom of Demster Highway
To Dawson City, 40 K's. Very cold as arrived 18 Feb 2012. [Pedometer slow] Total Dist. 10,495K's
29 Feb 2012. 8th Anniv. of Walking around Canada
Arrive Alaska Border on 'Top of the World Hwy' 3 Apr. 107K's
Arrive Tetlin Jct, 7 May 2012, 108K's
Arrive Beaver Creek, YK, 31 May 2012, 80K's [Pedometer appears to have warmed up, actually a new one]
Arrived Destruction Bay, 31 July 2012, 203K's.  Total dist to date 10,993K's

Now heading to Haines Jct, 107K's where we spent a night on our 'actual' trip. Then on to Whitehorse

Thursday, August 2, 2012

War of 1812

2 Aug 2012
A mid month catch up.

Since the capture of Ft. Mackinac
19 July 1812
Provincial Marine attacked Sackets Harbour but were driven off
22 July 1812
On the European front the battle of Salamanca occured in Spain

Update on the Regiments etc in Upper Canada [Regt's usually rotated every 2 years]
Royal Regiment of Artillery 375 Officers and men
Royal Artillery Drivers 31 Men
Royal Engineers 3 men
10th Royal Veterans Batt'n
8th Reg't of Ft  1st Batt'n
49th; 100th; 103rd; 104th Reg'ts of Ft.   41st was in Lower Canada
Royal Newfoundland Reg't
Canadian Fencibles   
Glengarry Light Infantry
Canadian Voltigeurs

5 Aug 1812
Skirmish at Brownstown
8 Aug 1812
Brock embarks from Port Dover for relief of Amherstburg
12 Aug 1812
Wellington enters Madrid [ Vuelta d'Espana ends here 8 Sept 2012 after a 3 week tour of northern Spain, which starts 18 Aug 2012]