Friday, April 11, 2014

War of 1812

9 April 2014
Walking with Joseph

In the last post Napoleon was sent to Elba until Jan 1815

Walking with Andrew.
There is not too much activity so I am adding info on a few battles during 1813

Strange Fatality by James Elliott
 - Battle of Stoney Creek  6 July 1813
   Ref; Outside Back cover of the book.
6,000 US Troops aboard 140 vessels stormed ashore near the mouth of the Niagara River and
captured Ft. George from the British. The badly mauled British Army reeled westward. The
fate of Upper Canada hung in the balance.
  Ten days later, in a field near the hamlet of Stoney Creek, the British attacked in a night action
bayonet charge that carried the American Artillery and decapitated the invading Army.
  Stoney Creek was one of the most decisive reversals of military fortune in the War of 1812

This book, as is common with the others, lists details of the battle in a number of Appendices.
  An example is; British order of  Battle and Strength.
   49th Reg't. 8 Companies, 424 men
     8th Reg't  5 Companies, 280 men
         Also mentioned are companies of Local Militia and Native allies
Casualties of both sides are also mentioned in Appendix G and H.

Field of Glory by Donald E. Graves
11 November 1813
 Ref; Outside Back Cover

  In the autumn of 1813, the United States staged the largest military operation of the War of 1812.
Two American armies, one marching north from Lake Champlain throush swamp and forest, the other sailing down the St. Lawrence in a flotilla of three hundred small boats, invaded Canada.
Their objective was the city of Montreal.
This book is the story of this massive offensive and the two Battles,
Chateauguay and Crysler's Farm, that decided the outcome.
Field of Glory is a fascinating panorama of one of the most dramatic periods in
North American History
Appendix A through I are listed. Many soldiers names are mentioned.
Appendix G. The Crysler's Farm and Chateauguay Medals and recipients.
Appendix F. Order of Battle and Strength
49th Reg't 8 companies, 304 men and Grenadier and Light Co's 39 men each
89th Reg't, 5 companies 240 men.
And a few others [pg 362]
Also of interest is mention of Major George Thew Burke pg 367 [also with clasp, Egypt]
who played a very important roll in the 100th/99th Regiments that settled in Richmond/Goulbourn Twp in 1818+

Monday, March 31, 2014

War of 1812

1 April 2014

Walking with Joseph
10 April 1814 Wellington defeats Soult at Toulouse
    - Senior Officers tell Napoleon that they refuse to march
11 April 1814 Napoleon abdicates, Exiled to Elba ( where he remains til 1 Mar. 1815)

Walking with Andrew
4 March 1814 Battle of Longwoods
27 March 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend
30 March 1814 General Wilkinson's Army is turned back at LaColle Mill

Little activity for next few months. Plan B

Saturday, March 8, 2014

War of 1812

Saturday, 8 March 2014
21 months on [After a stay in hospital and 6 months recuperating, [not wounded in battle]]

Walking with Joseph - in Europe
4 March 1813 Russians enter Berlin.
16 Mar 1813  Prussia declares war on France.
23 May 1813  Wellington advances into Spain.
12 June 1813  French evacuate Madrid.
21 June  1813 Victorious at Vitoria.
12 August 1813 Austria declares war on France
8 October 1813 Bavaria joins allies in Treaty of Ried
10 November 1813 Battle of Nivelle

11 Jan. 1814 Murat signs separate peace with Allies
1 Feb. 1814 Blucher repels Napoleon.
10-18 Feb 1814 Napoleon wins 4 battles.
13 March 1814 Napoleon victorious at Rheims
31 March 1814 Allies enter Paris
4 April 1814 Marshals demand Napoleon's abdication
6 April 1814 Napoleon abdicates  [goes to island of Elba]
10 April 1814 Wellington defeats Soult at Toulouse
                        End of Napoleon until 1815

Walking with Andrew [May 1813 to Feb. 1814]

1 May 1813 Siege of Ft. Meigs begins [to 2 July 1813]
5 May 1813 Sir James Lucus Yeo arrives at Quebec
27 May 1813 Ft. George captured
6 June 1813 Battle of Stoney Creek
24 June 1813 Battle of Beaver Dams
31 July 1813 Second occupation of York
10 Sept. 1813 Battle of Lake Erie
5 October 1813 Battle of Thamesville
26 October 1813 Battle of Chateauguay
11 November 1813 Battle of Crysler's Farm
10 December 1813 Burning of Newark [Niagara-on-the-Lake]
19 December 1813 Ft. Niagara taken by British in a night Assault
                                   [To winter Quarters til March 1814]

Friday, February 21, 2014

20 Feb. 2014
  I will update this blog shortly
Jim St

Saturday, April 20, 2013

War of 1812

10 months on  
[ a pound light or a day or 2 late]

Walking with Joseph
 Napoleon's Army preparing for the season, as is Joseph.
First battle will be on 2nd of May

Walking with Andrew
March of the 104th Regiment
6 April  Quebec hands over to Ontario for re-enactment on the 104th march
12 April Re-enactment of 104th march concludes in Kingston.
22 April  Provincial Marine, which was established in 1778, is disbanded [name only]
23 April  First anniversary of this Blog
27 April Americans capture York [present day Toronto]
     Remnants of the Light Co of the 8th[Kings] Regiment arrive at Kingston, having retreated 
     from York. They joined other troops being assembled to defend Kingston. Included are the
     Grenadiers of the 100th Regiment (Roberts, pg 70)

Monday, March 18, 2013

War of 1812

Nine months on

Walking with Joseph
16 March 2013  Prussia declares war on France
        Joseph is still in winter quarters planning his next move. Will he go to Ireland as stated in our                   family history or ??

Walking with Andrew
 1813  100th Regiment receives advance notice that it is to move to Halifax later this year.
10 March 2013  New Brunswich hands over re-enactment to Quebec [ It appears that as the regiment moved along on its original march in 1813.the town/village it was at, in 2013, then did some
15 March 1813  104th Regiment arrives at Quebec City  [24 days from Fredericton]
17 and 18 March 1813  Artillery duel between Blackrock, NY and Ft. Erie, UC.
19 March 1813  Capt James Yeo appointed commander of British Naval Forces on the Great Lakes
17 March 1813  Perry arrives at Erie, PA to construct US Fleet on Lake Erie
27 March 1813  104th leaves Quebec City for Kingston.

Monday, February 18, 2013

War of 1812

Eight months on

Walking with Joseph
4 March 1813  Russians enter Berlin
Napoleon planning his 1813 campaigns and raising his Army
Joseph still in winter quarters

Walking with Andrew
6 Feb 1813  Forsyth raids Elizabethtown [Brockville]
16 Feb 1813 104th Regiment starts its march to Kingston via Quebec City
Web sites   and   for re-enactments etc
22 Feb 1813  Macdonell retaliates and drives the American defenders from Ogdensburg
 for the remainder of the war

Americans also duplicate the march of the 104th with with Col Z. M. Pike leading 600 men
to Sackets Harbour from Plattsburg area.

Ref;  Pierre Burton's "Flames Across the Border, 1813-1814"  pages 15-33 [includes a map]
 for a preview  of the situation prior to the start of engagements in 1813