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  • Ross Flowers
    With all due respect John, the largest unit at Fort Niagara was not the glorious 42nd, but the stupendous Corps of Drums!! Ross ... From: john harris
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 1, 2002
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      With all due respect John, the largest unit at Fort Niagara was not the
      glorious 42nd, but the stupendous Corps of Drums!!

      Ross
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      From: "john harris" <jharris@...>
      To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Cc: "Doug DeCroix" <d_squared6@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 7:09 PM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] Fort Niagara Event


      > I would like to take this opportunity to thank Doug DeCroix and His staff
      for a very enjoyable weekend . A great time was had by all my company. I had
      people from as far away as Colorado, the Toledo OH. area, and the GTA up
      here, portraying the 42nd Grenadier Company. Yes we were not in this country
      during the war, but it's a shame that so many of the regular participant's
      couldn't/ wouldn't come to it!
      > We normally portray the 19th US and 25th US Infantry during the majority
      of the reenactment season. This is one of the few times of the year that we
      get to play on the other side, too bad our company with 12 muskets was HALF
      THE BRITISH BATTALION. Now don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful to the
      British Command for allowing us to play on their side, but where was
      everyone else? For us Canadian's, we were crossing the border with a threat
      of labour action. If you believed the media hype, I guess that's why you
      weren't there. Too bad, you don't require tent's ( unless you choose to like
      some people did), you get fed, ( hey, anytime I don't have to cook I'm
      happy), you get to reenact a battle on the exact site, doing the exact
      actions, in the same time frame. It was a short nasty action, yes it's not
      December, but that may come some day soon.
      > To everyone who did come to the event, I'm sure you had a good time. To
      anyone who didn't make it, I urge you to mark it on you calendar for next
      year. The last weekend of September 2003, the same it has been for at least
      the last 5 years. Give it a try, what have you got to lose?
      > Regards John Harris
      > 25th US
      > 42nd RoF
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    • Larry Lozon
      From: john harris d Rum Major wrote: ... the largest unit at Fort Niagara was ... the stupendous Corps of Drums!! John writes:
      Message 2 of 7 , Oct 2, 2002
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        From: "john harris" <jharris@...>

        "d'Rum Major" wrote:

        " ... the largest unit at Fort Niagara was ...
        the stupendous Corps of Drums!!

        "John" writes:

        Ross, I stand corrected! The Drum's were there in full glory!
        They get better and better each time, my compliments to all the
        members! As a vital part of the battalion , there is no doubt!
        .................

        John,

        May I comment on how good yur lads looked on the field.
        I still thinks kilts a soldier make as I wore one for many years.

        Now if we could only get the Corps of Drums to switch hit in
        kilts with pipes ..............duck! incoming! fifes at 12 o'clock high!
      • Ross Flowers
        Be there next year and we ll see!!! Ross ... From: Larry Lozon To: Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 2:53
        Message 3 of 7 , Oct 2, 2002
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          Be there next year and we'll see!!!
          Ross

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          From: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
          To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 2:53 PM
          Subject: [WarOf1812] Fort Niagara Event


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        • tom4141fournier
          http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lewiston-porter/200th-anniversary-of-siege-of-fort-niagara-re-enacted-20131219
          Message 4 of 7 , Dec 21, 2013
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            http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lewiston-porter/200th-anniversary-of-siege-of-fort-niagara-re-enacted-20131219

             

            What an incredible experience!

             

            News story in link above.

             

            We were part of the contingent staying at Fort George who then boarded transports and crossed the Niagara River to 5 Mile Meadow just north of Lewiston (let your imagination run wild and ignore the fact for us it was school buses and our journey incuded a parade through the US customs and immigration offices to get our passports scanned).

             

            The British column set off at approx. 3:45 a.m. and marched 5 miles along the river road through Youngstown to the approaches of the Fort.

             

            At that point, it split into two attack columns with one going through the river gate and going towards the French Castle and the other column going through the Sally Port and then splitting to take the North and South Deboubts.

             

            The action was over quickly and was done in front of 100+ spectators.

             

            A ceremony was done post action on the parade in the Fort and then the reenactors were moved to Youngstown and a breakfast in the town Fire Hall and then went to support a memorial in nearby Falkner Park.

             

            The Fort George detachment was back in Canada by 8;00 a.m.

             

            All in all an amazing day and a memorable experience.

             

            Our thanks and congratulations to the organizing committee and Fort Niagara

             

            I would also like to extend our appreciation and thanks to our hosts at Fort George for arranging accomodation and transportation - what marvelous friends and partners!

             

            Truly I remain,

             

            Your most humble and obedient Servant

             

            Tom Fournier, Captain

            41st Regiment of Foot

             

             

          • ROB
            Hello, Merry Christmas and Season s Greetings to All. In addition to Captain Fournier s comments, I would like to add that my detachment and personnel from the
            Message 5 of 7 , Dec 22, 2013
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              Hello, Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to All.

              In addition to Captain Fournier's comments, I would like to add that my detachment and personnel from the RNR stayed behind to participate in an Education Day at the fort.

              We simulated our morning attack in front of approximately 500 public school kids from local schools, including those from the Tuscarora First Nations School.

              My group demonstrated some drill movements, a bayonet charge, then watched US troops demonstrate their tactics, including cannon and musketry. We were treated to a number of kids coming by in groups to ask questions about the war, the morning's attack and our uniforms.

              I have to admit that the most enjoyable part of this Q&A was when 4 young lads peppered Graeme and I with questions. Their thirst for knowledge was insatiable. Their most enjoyable question was, "Are you 2 really from Canada?" I didn't have the heart to be sarcastic in my response....they were just too fascinated by the goings on to be anything less than sincere.

              Also appreciated was a brief 'Holy Grail' moment involving a US trooper with a great French accent playing out that special scene involving the rejection of the English entreaty (well played by Sgt. Kevin Garrett...who else could play the role of instigator??!!) to join us on the quest, from his perch, in highest window of the old French fort. Laughter is like a warm blanket on a cold morning.

              I was very glad to be part of such a great day. The 'March in the Dark' was wonderful for the singular reason of being part of a line of 'ghosts in grey great coats' thudding our way along the asphalt, that may very well have been the same route taken by British soldiers 200 years ago. To be part of a group of like-minded individuals, dedicated to preserving and honouring our history is truly a privilege.

              Part of what feeds my love of this hobby is the opportunity to walk in the paths that others have trod. Thursday morning was such a day.

              Thanks to all who came out and, especially, those who were up at 0300, slaving to cook a wonderful and gratefully received breakfast in the warm Youngstown Volunteer Firehall.

              Always, (and yes, from Canada!!)

              Rob McGuire, Private
              1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots)
              Grenadier Company

              --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, <tom4141fournier@...> wrote:
              >
              > http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lewiston-porter/200th-anniversary-of-siege-of-fort-niagara-re-enacted-20131219 http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lewiston-porter/200th-anniversary-of-siege-of-fort-niagara-re-enacted-20131219
              >
              > What an incredible experience!
              >
              > News story in link above.
              >
              > We were part of the contingent staying at Fort George who then boarded transports and crossed the Niagara River to 5 Mile Meadow just north of Lewiston (let your imagination run wild and ignore the fact for us it was school buses and our journey incuded a parade through the US customs and immigration offices to get our passports scanned).
              >
              > The British column set off at approx. 3:45 a.m. and marched 5 miles along the river road through Youngstown to the approaches of the Fort.
              >
              > At that point, it split into two attack columns with one going through the river gate and going towards the French Castle and the other column going through the Sally Port and then splitting to take the North and South Deboubts.
              >
              > The action was over quickly and was done in front of 100+ spectators.
              >
              > A ceremony was done post action on the parade in the Fort and then the reenactors were moved to Youngstown and a breakfast in the town Fire Hall and then went to support a memorial in nearby Falkner Park.
              >
              > The Fort George detachment was back in Canada by 8;00 a.m.
              >
              > All in all an amazing day and a memorable experience.
              >
              > Our thanks and congratulations to the organizing committee and Fort Niagara
              >
              > I would also like to extend our appreciation and thanks to our hosts at Fort George for arranging accomodation and transportation - what marvelous friends and partners!
              >
              > Truly I remain,
              >
              > Your most humble and obedient Servant
              >
              > Tom Fournier, Captain
              > 41st Regiment of Foot
              >
            • glenn stott
              Well said Rob!! glenn stott, royals lights ... From: ROB To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:54 AM Subject: 1812 Re: Fort Niagara
              Message 6 of 7 , Dec 23, 2013
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                Well said Rob!!
                 
                glenn stott, royals lights
                ----- Original Message -----
                From: ROB
                Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:54 AM
                Subject: 1812 Re: Fort Niagara Event

                 

                Hello, Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to All.

                In addition to Captain Fournier's comments, I would like to add that my detachment and personnel from the RNR stayed behind to participate in an Education Day at the fort.

                We simulated our morning attack in front of approximately 500 public school kids from local schools, including those from the Tuscarora First Nations School.

                My group demonstrated some drill movements, a bayonet charge, then watched US troops demonstrate their tactics, including cannon and musketry. We were treated to a number of kids coming by in groups to ask questions about the war, the morning's attack and our uniforms.

                I have to admit that the most enjoyable part of this Q&A was when 4 young lads peppered Graeme and I with questions. Their thirst for knowledge was insatiable. Their most enjoyable question was, "Are you 2 really from Canada?" I didn't have the heart to be sarcastic in my response....they were just too fascinated by the goings on to be anything less than sincere.

                Also appreciated was a brief 'Holy Grail' moment involving a US trooper with a great French accent playing out that special scene involving the rejection of the English entreaty (well played by Sgt. Kevin Garrett...who else could play the role of instigator??!!) to join us on the quest, from his perch, in highest window of the old French fort. Laughter is like a warm blanket on a cold morning.

                I was very glad to be part of such a great day. The 'March in the Dark' was wonderful for the singular reason of being part of a line of 'ghosts in grey great coats' thudding our way along the asphalt, that may very well have been the same route taken by British soldiers 200 years ago. To be part of a group of like-minded individuals, dedicated to preserving and honouring our history is truly a privilege.

                Part of what feeds my love of this hobby is the opportunity to walk in the paths that others have trod. Thursday morning was such a day.

                Thanks to all who came out and, especially, those who were up at 0300, slaving to cook a wonderful and gratefully received breakfast in the warm Youngstown Volunteer Firehall.

                Always, (and yes, from Canada!!)

                Rob McGuire, Private
                1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots)
                Grenadier Company

                --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, <tom4141fournier@...> wrote:
                >
                > http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lewiston-porter/200th-anniversary-of-siege-of-fort-niagara-re-enacted-20131219 http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/lewiston-porter/200th-anniversary-of-siege-of-fort-niagara-re-enacted-20131219
                >
                > What an incredible experience!
                >
                > News story in link above.
                >
                > We were part of the contingent staying at Fort George who then boarded transports and crossed the Niagara River to 5 Mile Meadow just north of Lewiston (let your imagination run wild and ignore the fact for us it was school buses and our journey incuded a parade through the US customs and immigration offices to get our passports scanned).
                >
                > The British column set off at approx. 3:45 a.m. and marched 5 miles along the river road through Youngstown to the approaches of the Fort.
                >
                > At that point, it split into two attack columns with one going through the river gate and going towards the French Castle and the other column going through the Sally Port and then splitting to take the North and South Deboubts.
                >
                > The action was over quickly and was done in front of 100+ spectators.
                >
                > A ceremony was done post action on the parade in the Fort and then the reenactors were moved to Youngstown and a breakfast in the town Fire Hall and then went to support a memorial in nearby Falkner Park.
                >
                > The Fort George detachment was back in Canada by 8;00 a.m.
                >
                > All in all an amazing day and a memorable experience.
                >
                > Our thanks and congratulations to the organizing committee and Fort Niagara
                >
                > I would also like to extend our appreciation and thanks to our hosts at Fort George for arranging accomodation and transportation - what marvelous friends and partners!
                >
                > Truly I remain,
                >
                > Your most humble and obedient Servant
                >
                > Tom Fournier, Captain
                > 41st Regiment of Foot
                >

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