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

Friday, January 18, 2013

WAR of 1812

Seven months on

Walking with Joseph
In my last post I mentioned that Napoleon abandoned his Army on 5 Dec 1812 and the last
French elements left Russia on 14 Dec 1812
18 Dec 1812  Napoleon entered Paris just before midnight
30 Dec 1812  Yorck neutralized his Corps
Joseph was in Winter quarters

Walking with Andrew
9 Jan 1813  Britain declares War against  the Americans
18 Jan 1813  1st battle of River Raisin  [Battle of  Frenchtown, 25 miles south of Detroit]
22 Jan 1813  2nd Battle of River Raisin
1 Feb 1813  Construction starts at Fort Meigs  [at present day Perrysburg, Ohio.]

According to my calculations the 100th Regiment is scheduled to move in 1813
probably to Upper Canada
I believe Andrew is a member of the 100th Reg't Grenadier Company

For a listing of events during 1813 refer to The Ottawa Genealogist, Jan-Mar 1813 issue  page 47.