Re: [Fwd: [WarOf1812] Black Belting]
- Ummm. I was under the impression
that IMUC didn't have a light company,
per se. Or grenadiers for that matter.
Although I believe there are period
references to IMUC's fine performance
as light infantry during parts of the
Niagara campaign of 1814 I don't
believe this was done by a formal
As for the black belts, as has been said
by others, I would assume a certain
amount of "scrounging" of American
or GLI or other supplies would have
gone on ...
I would be very interested if there is
any documentation to support an IMUC
> When I was working as a young lad at Historic Fort Erie under the
> watchful eye of David Owen we were interpreting the Light Co. of the
> IMUC. Based on information gathered by Mr. Owen...black belts were
> supplied to some degree.