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RE: 1812 Re: Deserters from the 41st Regiment, 1813-1814

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  • Ian Gardner
    Peter, The full URL works. It s just that there s a carriage return or line break in your original post. The link below takes you to the original page
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 30, 2008
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      Peter,

      The full URL works. It's just that there's a carriage return or line
      break in your original post.

      The link below takes you to the original page

      http://tinyurl.com/85xrj5


      Ian
      -----Original Message-----
      From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of peter monahan
      Sent: December 29, 2008 7:51 AM
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: 1812 Re: Deserters from the 41st Regiment, 1813-1814

      I had noticed that the gent was descended from a member of the 41st.
      Sorry the URL doesn't work, Mr. Hobbes - I thought I'd just cut and
      pasted but I must have missed something.

      As for Newf deserters, perish the thought! Seriously, though I can
      well imagine the pressures on lesser mortals to stay where they might
      at least get fed, rather than chancing the wild woods and hostility of
      the communities they would have to pass through to reach Canada again.
      Perhaps the thought of home - somewhat closer for the Newfs - may have
      had an effect on the Fencibles 'loss' rates. I'd certainly be
      interested to find out.

      And, yes, our lads, captured at the Lake Erie battle as well, was
      horrendous by the time they were released: most of those who made it
      back to Nfld. in 1815 were "broken men" and unfit for further service.



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