Re: "How tall were 1812 soldiers"
> Betsy you rock!!!!Yup she do.
>I believe Len Heidebrecht also has a list of the height of men inthe 8th (Kings) Regiment while at Fort York during the War of 1812
> Len .............. ?!?Oh, that's my cue!
Actually its a listing of the first 124 civilians in the area of the
town of York UC to take the oaths of Abrigation and Allegience
conducted from 1800-1806. Average height was Five foot nine and three
I think you'll find that this sampling of the prisoners of war may be
skewed slightly as a number of boy drummers were listed ; ages
10,12,13,15 and 16 (though two drummers were 32 and 34).
What a fascinating piece of work this is. I thought that I'd list
some of the bits of trivia that I've picked up so-far:
Number of captives: 440
Ages 10 to 58,
Heights, 4'4" to 6'2"(more on that when I have the time,)
Jonathan Holliways might have been a driver, commissairy or just
someone who pissed them off so much they dragged him back as well.
Craftsman may refer to a pioneer,sapper/miner or one of the
artificers of the regiment such as the shoemaker or farrier.
Of the Cpls, Sjts we don't know if any were artillerist. But one
person I listed as a gunner is remarked as being 'Artillery'.
Pte Lens Meniclier a Cdn is listed as a dragoon. Capt Coleman's Tp
perhaps? Eleven other Canadians are also listed as prisoners.
I don't blame Patrick Kelly for trying to escape, I regularly attend
courses in Berea KY between Christmas an New Year; a dry town in a
dry county. Strangely enough the only wet town in that county is
Frankfort. Perhaps the poor fellow only wanted to go and have
Christmas drink with his waiter friends?