Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Walking with Joseph

2 Months to go

Events in Europe in 1810 and 1811
9 July 1810 Massena takes Ciudad Rodrigo in Portugal
9 July 1810 Napoleon annexes Holland
27 Sept 1810 Battle of Bussaco
10 Oct 1810 Massena's advance stalled by lines of Torres Vedras

5 Mar 1811 Masena begins withdrawal
3-5 May 1811 Battle of Fuentes Onoro
23 Dec 1811 Napoleon begins preparations to invade Russia. [Family story is that Joseph was part of this invasion?? Get another pair of boots!]

Closer to home.
To kick off the American commemoration of the War of 1812 an Armada of modern United States Navy ships and 1812 vintage tall ships from around the world will converge in New Orleans, Louisana from 17 - 23 April 2012.

From Legion Magazine They are running a series of 'Battlefields Then and Now' in each issue. In the Mar/Apr 2012 issue pgs 2-3 and 26-31 featured is the
Battle of Chateauguay, 26 October 1813 which occured south of Montreal