RE: [WarOf1812] 62nd Regt
Thank you for this. My ancestor, Joseph Allen, was a private in the First
Battalion of the 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment and fought in Maine during the
campaign of August/September 1814, but I am interested in the Regiment
generally, so your information is very welcome.
Auckland, New Zealand
From: Raymond Hobbs [mailto:ray.hobbs@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 10 July 2001 23:02
Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] 62nd Regt
Welcome to the list John:
In the complex genealogical histories of British Regiments, the
Wiltshire Regiment (62nd) has a deeper connection with the War of 1812 -
through its 2nd Battalion.
In the 1881 reforms the 99th Regiment was linked to the Wiltshires as its
second battalion. The 99th was originally the 100th, County of Dublin
Regiment, raised in
1805. It embarked for Canada in 1812 and fought in numerous skirmishes and
battles - the most notable being the recapture of Ft. George (Dec. 1813),
1814) and Fort Erie (August and beyond 1814).
In 1815 the 100th was redesignated the 99th after the 95th were taken
out of the line after Waterloo. All numbers above 95 dropped one.
Another interesting footnote - the noble 41st recruited in the West
Country, particularly Wiltshire, and in 1809 an entire company of the
Wiltshire Militia enrolled
in the 41st and were sent off to Canada. The captain of that company was
Thomas Taylor, later the first mayor of Hamilton, Ontario, and one of its
most famous privates
was Shadrach Byfield.
Byfield's memoirs of the war, together with that of Pte. George Ferguson
of the 100th, represent the bulk of the known personal records written by
British rankers in
the war of 1812.
1/41st Regiment of Foot
> The 62nd Regiment has a regimental museum, the address being Thesquare miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
> Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (Salisbury)
> Museum at The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EX,
> England, telephone 44 1722 414536.
> Their campaign in Maine is described in Fortescue, History of the
> Bristish Army, volume X, chapter XX. There are also two regimental
> histories, Tom Gibson, The Wiltshire Regiment (Leo Cooper Ltd,
> London, 1969) (see pp 37-38) and Colonel Kenrick, The Wiltshire
> Regiment (Gale & Polden Ltd, Aldershot, 1963) at p44. (I have copies
> of these references that I can scan and send to you by email if you
> are interested.) The Regiment's commanding officer during that
> campaign is shown as being Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel David Zimines.
> John Turner
> --- In WarOf1812@y..., "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@n...> wrote:
> > Can anyone help out in this matter?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Faarley@a...
> > I am trying hard to find any and all information on the 60regiment
> > american)of the 7 Battn, also the 62 regiment Wiltshire , and the
> > regiment (Worcestershire) 1814 to 1815. These regiments occupied
> > Castine, Bangor Maine and Fort Machias,Maine Sept 3, 1814, I would
> like to
> > find their history and muster roals, can you help, I live in
> Hampden Me, and
> > the British occupied this town on Sept 3rd 1814. I would like to
> know who
> > they were. Thank you very much Some of their officers were capt
> > Col. John,and Maj.Riddle.
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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