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