10621Re: [WarOf1812] coins
- Apr 2, 2001Tim (Sir!)
Max mentioned that she was interested in a Militia Officer's wife. They were certainly not under the regulations regarding religion in the British Army. Out of
necessity, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Catholics all held rank in the Militia units in the Canadas, without penalty. There were so few resident Anglicans in
For the 'Foreign Brigade' - de Meuron, de Watteville, Voltigeurs - there was even an official RC Chaplain, Fr. Jaques de LaMothe, appointed by the Bishop of Quebec,
and approved by Prevost. Weren't a large number of the Glengarries RC?
Lower Canada Roman Catholics had been given freedom to continue their religious affiliation before the war - something which was not done in England at the time.
My loonie's worth
> I think again it would not be something
> that would be done publicly, if only because of the ban on Catholics in the
> officer ranks of the army (those that served kept their true religion
> secret). It would be natural to do nothing that might jepordise your husbands
> standing in public, an early version of 'don't ask, don't tell!
> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of square miles...
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