- Ray, I have been wondering about the 6th Regiment participation as well. Sometime they come up in secondary references. It is possible that they were there butMessage 1 of 11 , Feb 3, 2012View SourceRay,
I have been wondering about the 6th Regiment participation as well. Sometime
they come up in secondary references. It is possible that they were there
but never fully engaged due to the stalemated effects of the battle. I have
yet to see anything about the 1st Regiment or any Natives. But also keep in
mind we are talking about companies of these regiments not their entire
Back in the Chippawa area there are many different regiments. The
re-enforcing units are coming into the Niagara theatre of operations more
rapidly throughout the fall. These are troops Gen. Drummond needed and
begged for a couple of months earlier. Some regiments are being pulled out
as well. Portage road was truly a two way street in this time. The 97th
Regiment would be the ultimate regiment to re-enact, as soon as they got to
Niagara the whole things was over.
To confuse things further, Gen Bissell, the US commander names the 87th
Regiment to be seen on the British side in his after action report. What? I
think he had that one mixed up with another unit.
He also says they have some dragoons as well. I wonder if he confuse the
concept of dragoons with possible horses bringing up the field carriage and
the rocket tripods (maybe rocket carts?).
In Myers report back to Drummond he states:
"SIR, -- I have the honor to report to you that I proceeded this morning to
reconnoitre the position of the enemy at Cook's Mills, distant from hence
three miles, where he was understood to be in force. I directed
Lieutenant-Colonel Battersby, with the Glengary Regiment of light infantry,
to move in front of the flanks; Lieutenant-Colonel the Marquess of Tweeddale
with the 100th, flank companies of the 104th, and those of the 82nd, with a
six pounder and the rockets, in support, and Major Proctor with the
remainder of the 82nd Regiment to move in reserve, the whole about seven
hundred and fifty men."
He does not mention the 6th Regiment as some others do in secondary
references. However maybe he is only referring to units that did engage the
Subject: RE: 1812 Nicholas Misener
Pauline: I did not know the 6th were there.
- Good morning, Adrian:Thanks for these notes. They are helpful. I have done some research into the 100th for my edited version of George Ferguson s Journal ofMessage 2 of 11 , Feb 5, 2012View SourceGood morning, Adrian:Thanks for these notes. They are helpful. I have done some research into the 100th for my edited version of George Ferguson's Journal of his war experiences. He was in the Light company of the 100th, and mentions Cook's Mill as their final battle. By then much of the 100th had begun their withdrawal to Lower Canada.Pauline seems to be concerned with a local man, Misener, whom one assumes was in the Militia. Nothing I have seen suggests that the Militia was involved in the battle. My understanding is that most of the Militia regiments were now withdrawn from the field and the men back at home.Dragoons are interesting. Maybe Merritt's Provincials, or Coleman's Canadian LD. The latter were still around the Niagara region until well into 1815. I believe they were stood down in March of that year - after much complaining by Coleman. Somewhere in my files I have a pay account drawn at Burlington Heights in December 1814.Fun stuff.
My thinking is that Pauline will stick with her family stories.
- Hi Adrian:I have attached in PDF Drummond s letter of the 10th Oct. to Prevost, outlining his redeployment of troops in the Niagara region in anticipation ofMessage 3 of 11 , Feb 5, 2012View SourceHi Adrian:I have attached in PDF Drummond's letter of the 10th Oct. to Prevost, outlining his redeployment of troops in the Niagara region in anticipation of Izard's advance.With less that forty km he did have at his disposal both Militia and 19th LD. and a host of other detachments from various regiments.Interesting stuff.Ray
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- To all of you who were kind enough to help me sort out some of the questions on Nicholas Misener and his family. It has been concluded that Nicholas and hisMessage 4 of 11 , Feb 13, 2012View SourceTo all of you who were kind enough to help me sort out some of the questions on Nicholas Misener and his family. It has been concluded that Nicholas and his two oldest sons Richard and Peter fought with the 3rd. Lincoln Militia at the Battle of Cooks Mills and others of course. The 3rd. Lincoln was made up of men from South Lincoln and North Crowland. Their home was situated where the Chippewa meets the Welland Canal. As many of you know most of my research and storytelling is aimed towards first person presentations on Canadian Pioneer women. My first intention was to write Jane's story. However, an amazing coincidence has uncovered that Jane and Nicholas' daughter Sarah and her husband Hugh Sharon are buried at Frome United Church. The cemetery is right beside the farmhouse I was born in. I can remember many times as a little girl being frightened upon approaching the outhouse because I was afraid of the cemetery. And yet there was Sarah all those years ago waiting for me to tell her story. Pauline GrondinVoices of the Past
Life is a dance, you learn as you go. Enjoy!!
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- Are you writing a novel, short story, screenplay? ~~DianeMessage 5 of 11 , Feb 13, 2012View SourceAre you writing a novel, short story, screenplay?