Volunteers & redcoats, rebels & raiders

Volunteers & redcoats, rebels & raiders

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A comprehensive history of rebellions and U.S. invasions in Upper Canada, in 1837 and 1838, covering the skirmishes in eastern Ontario, Toronto, and southwestern Ontario. Lavishly illustrated with rare photos and maps, Volunteers is a popular narrative history that examines the lives and motives of the leaders of Upper Canada's rebellions; their U.S. allies; the British and Canadian administrators who played significant roles in the uprisings; and the Canadians who remained loyal to the Crown. The book is also a careful and gripping study of the emotions and motives that burned inside of the men who led the rebellions; from Windsor in the west to Prescott in the east. A co-publishing venture with the Canadian War Museum, Volunteers is being released in conjuction with the sesquicentennial of the famour Mackenzie rebellion in Toronto.... decided to attack the detachment of Queena#39;s Lancers that were known to be staying at Osterhouta#39;s tavern in St. Johns. ... One company went to Misenera#39;s bridge over the Chippawa River, while the last occupied Ricea#39;s tavern and the approaches to it. ... but the services of those who were discharged would be extended until 31 July.12 Colbomea#39;s instructions to Bullock had ... Afterwards Arthur set out by steamer for Hamilton, accompanied by the solicitor-general, William Henry Draper.

Title:Volunteers & redcoats, rebels & raiders
Author:Mary Beacock Fryer, Canadian War Museum
Publisher:Dundurn Pr Ltd - 1987


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