Tuesday, December 18, 2012

War of 1812

Six Months on

Walking with Joseph
  5 December 1812  Napoleon abandons his Army to return to Paris [1400 miles], is at Warsaw on 10 Dec and at Dresden on 13 Dec. Date of arrival at Paris TBD
 14 December 1812  Last of the French Army leave Russia
     According to the family history regarding Joseph-- He arrived at home, date unknown, and his family didn't recognize him. He supposedly left for Belfast in the spring of 1813.
His story to be continued

Walking with Andrew
28 November 1812  American forces invade Upper Canada by crossing the Niagara River at
  Fort Erie, but are repulsed at the Battle of Frenchman's Creek. A second attempt scheduled for two days later is cancelled.
2 December 1812 General Dearborn cancels a planned invasion of Montreal and withdraws to
   Plattsburg, NY for the winter.
17/18 Dec. 1812  Battle of Mississinewa

It is suspected that most forces entered winter Quarters. Year 1812 draws to a close
I wonder what they did for Xmas in those days of old??

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