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Redcoated Ploughboys The Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815

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ISBN-10: 1554889987

ISBN-13: 9781554889983

Edition: 2012

Authors: Richard Feltoe

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 3/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Richard Feltoe was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and holds a degree in economics from the University of London. He is the curator and corporate archivist for the Redpath Sugar Museum and is active as a living history reenactor, re-creating the life of a Canadian militia soldier from the War of 1812. His other publications include The Flames of War and The Pendulum of War. He lives in Brampton, Ontario.

Introduction
Preface: Measurement and Pricing Systems
The 1812 Battlefield
Forword
The Road to War
The Opening Round. June - October 1812
A New Level of War, the 1813 Campaigns
Forming the Incorporated Militia
The American Invasion, Spring 1813
The Service Record of the Separate Divisions of the Incorporated Militia, March 1813- March 1814
The York Division
Baptism of Fire
Garrison Duties
The Niagara Division
Fire and Retire
Containing the Enemy, The Siege of Fort George
See-Saw on the Niagara
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold
The Assault on Buffalo
The Kingston Division
Soldier, Builder, or Sailor?
The Prescott Division
Hard Labour
Pusuing the Enemy
Keeping Warm
The United Battalion
United We Stand on Guard
The Calm Before the Storm
Preparing for Action
The Affair of the Mess Dinner
The Niagara Campaign of 1814
The Invasion Begins
The King Commands and We Obey. Over the Hills and Far Away
Joining the Light Brigade
Marching into Battle
The Battle of Lundys Lane, July 25, 1814
The Morning After
The Seige of Fort Erie
Strengthening the Chippawa Line
Respite and Recovery
Winter Quarters and a New Year'sResolution
The Final Parade
Post-War Aftermath
Appendices
Uniforms and Clothing
Weapons and Accoutrements
Living in Barracks and on Campaign
Food and Drink: Official Military Rations
Non-regulation Food Supplies
Clothing the Regimental Women and Children
Sickness and Disability
Crime and Punishment
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index