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The Crown Forces Form Square to fend off cavalry at The Battle of Chippewa/Lundy's Lane event in 2014.
Life in the encampment... a respite from battle and a place to rest, chat, and relax...
Marching steady onto the field for another battle. The Incorporated Militia is on the way!
As night falls in Fort Erie, the line fires a volley at the dreaded invaders in the fort!
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djEarly in the War of 1812, it became apparent that the existing militia system was woefully inadequate for the defense of Upper Canada. To rectify this situation, the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada passed an Act creating the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. Volunteers from throughout the Province were to be formed into Battalions, and to serve for the duration of the war. The men received...

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Celebrate Barrie – June 4, 2011

 

Celebrate Barrie 2011

 

At the invitation of the City of Barrie, The Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada joined the Glengarry Light Infantry and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in adding a heritage component to Celebrate Barrie on the shores of Lake Simcoe.  The weather kept the visitors away in the morning but the event was very well attended by the public all afternoon.

Additional pictures can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157626762061697/show

 


 

Port Dover June 18 – 20



This past weekend the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada donned US uniforms to portray US militia in support of the US navy for  the Raid on Port Dover.  The original occurred in the spring of 1814.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Port_Dover

A skirmish and three battles,  including one on the beach, made for a very active event.  Even the weather cooperated this year! 

Additional photos can be found at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157627001209056/show

 

 


 

Captain James Kerby Memorial - Sunday June 19, 2011

 

On this past Sunday (June 19, 2011) members of IMUC attended the memorial to James Kerby (1785 – 1854) at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Fort Erie.


The  historical unit we represent is Captain, later Major, Kerby's Number 1 Company of the Incorporated Militia. The Number 1 being given once the various small detachments were assembled into a single battalion at York in March 1814.

A brief summary of his life can be found in the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography".

http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=4005

In addition to this it might be pointed out that his company, along with Indian warriors, actively pursued the retreating Americans after the Battle of Stoney Creek. They were likewise active in keeping the Americans bottled up to a small area around Fort George - this often led to small, but rarely recorded, skirmishes. After the Americans departed for their own side of the river, Kerby was one of the first to re-enter Fort Erie.

Prior to the attack on Fort Niagara, Kerby organized the gathering of boats, some of which were dragged several miles overland from Lake Ontario to the Niagara River.

Sunday’s memorial organized by John Sek of the Lincoln Artillery, commemorates the efforts of these Canadians so many years ago.  It is our privilege to represent these brave and loyal soldiers/citizens.

Additional photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157626877531057/show

 

 


 

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