Friday, September 26, 2014

War of 1812

26 Sept 2014

88 days to the Treaty of Ghent 24 Dec 1814

Today I deviate from my normal posts. The War of 1812 and WW1 activities are a little slow. However the following could be of interest to all who are interested in Canadian History

200 years ago  War of 1812
Ref;  Legion Magazine  Sept/Oct 2014
"On This Date". September items are located on the Legion Website
14 Oct 1914.  The First Canadian Contingent arrives in a massive convoy at Plymouth
  and Devonport. They will soon be training on Salisbury Plain in a sea of mud.
NOTE. Legion Magazine will be selling in October a book entitled.
  "Canada and the Great War  The Battles".  It will be available in all bookstores.

Ref;  Canada's History [Formerly 'The Beaver']  Oct/Nov 2014
Special  Commemorative World War Issue
              The World Wars  How they changed everything
              TV Station TVO is commemorating a Remembrance month this November
                   A few are; Days of Remembrance, Sat 8 Nov - Tues 11 Nov.
                                     Starts with Churchill 11 Nov. at 9 PM.
I'm off on Sunday for a train ride in the Agawa Canyon and a visit to Fort Mackinac,
of War of 1812 fame

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

War of 1812

99 days to Treaty of Ghent

War of 1812
Ref; "And all their Glory Past"  by Donald Graves
 page 377 Weather at Ft. Erie 26 Jul to 21 Sept 1814.  Appendix G
 page 245  Map - The Sortie Fort Erie  17 Sept 1814
 page 241 - 261 Chapter 13, 28 Aug to 21 Sept 1814
17 Sept 1814 Americans stage a successful raid but unable to break the British
                      siege at Fort Erie - appendix F
US Casualties  Lost, 511 men; 79 Killed, 216 Wounded and 216 missing
British Casualties  Lost 579 men; 115 Killed; 148 Wounded and 316 missing [prisoners]
page 261  Sept 17-21. Heavy rains thru camp "a lake in the woods". British marched 4 miles
  north the evening of 21 Sept. to Frenchman's Creek. "bivouacked for the night
  under torrents of rain"

16 Sept 1914  Col. Sam Hughes approved the formation of the
  Canadian Aviation Corps.  [ RCAF formed 1 April 1924]

Monday, September 1, 2014

War of 1812 and WW1

1 Sept 2014

115 Days to Treaty of Ghent

Ref; 'And All Their Glory Past'  by Donald Graves
        Part 3; Deals with Battles at Washington and Lake Champlain
        Part 4; Chapter 12, Fort Erie 28 Aug to 21 Sept 1814
        Map  Washington area page 132
        Map  Lake Champlain  page 142
        Chapter 9; Plattsburg Campaign, 2-10 Sept
        Chapter 10; Battle of Plattsburg, 11 Sept. pg 177-203

Ref;  Legion Magazine, Jul/Aug 2014
       Page 22-30 Aug 2014. Centenary WW1
       'The World Goes Over The Edge'
         Events that led to the outbreak of war detailed across the bottom
         of above pages.
        'On This Date' this issue pages 6 and 7 for August. For month of July
         data was on their web page 1 July.
         For month of Sept on Website 1 Sept, Oct in Sept/Oct issue
I would recommend that anyone interested in Canadian Wars purchase a subscription
to Legion Magazine at the reasonable cost of $18.98 + tax for 2 years [12 issues]