Re: REPLY: [WarOf1812] In the beginning . . .at Queenston Heights
- Nope, nothing to support this. There was no mock battle at the unveiling of
the monuments, and at the unveiling of the 2nd tower no one wore their
coats. In fact there was only one veteran in a uniform and it looks more
Upper Canada Rebellion. The earliest I have heard was 1913 at the
centennial of Crysler's Farm. They were Gov Gen's Guard, but it's the
thought that counts....
----- Original Message -----
> Vic, Ray, Craig et al;
> I seem to remember that veterans of the War of 1812 "paraded" at the
> dedications to the two monuments to General Brock. It would be possible
> that they could have engaged in a "mock" battle at the time. I would
> conjecture that some of the veterans could have attended in their uniforms
> from 1812. If we could find a first person account to confirm it, this
> might be the earliest "Canadian re-enacting".
> Is there any evidence to support this hypothesis?
> Gord Deans, Royal Navy [1812-14]