Thursday, June 18, 2015

Goulbourn Settlement

18 June 2015
To-day is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
in which Napoleon was defeated by Wellington.
Next are some of the future events of Napoleon's life;
22 June 1815  Napoleon abdicated.
16 Oct 1815  Napoleon arrives at St Helena
5 May 1821  Napoleon dies.
15 Dec 1840 Napoleon's remains are returned to France
                      and re-interred at Les Invalides
Refer to;

Following the war of 1812 in present day Ontario
Settlement begins in the Rideau Military Settlements
1. Perth Military Settlement 1815/1816
     There is a book by Ron W. Shaw entitled 'First We Were
      Soldiers: The long march to Perth' and also available as
       a download to an e-reader
      Ref: LCGS newsletter dated April 2015, page 8&9
2. Richmond Military Settlement  Fall of 1818
    A committee has been raised in Goulbourn Twp to organize
     a 200th Anniversary. Tentative date is 15-17 June 2018.
     Stay tuned. 
3. Lanark Military Settlement 1820
    No info available

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