Category: Canada, War of 1812

Categories: War of 1812 | Canadian Military History

During the War of 1812 - Great Britain utilized the local population to raise fencible units. These units were created to protect British interests at the location threatened. The units were never deployed overseas or used on foreign soil. These fencible units were taken from the local population and were to be used anywhere on the continent.

In 2012 The Honour Our 1812 Heroes campaign accomplished their goals:

  1. Permit current Canadian forces to establish a heritage link to the War of 1812 predecessors
  2. Award a theatre Battle Honour, "Defence of Canada, 1812-1815"
  3. Award Battle Honours for Detroit, Queenston, Miami and Niagara to current Canadian Military Units able to claim perpetuate War of 1812 units.
  4. Canada recognize and award Battle Honours for Crysler's Farm and Chateauguay to current Canadian Military Units able to claim perpetuate War of 1812 Units.
Their slogan was, "They Fought for You. Will You Fight for Them"? The campaign lasted for close to a year, but was successful. Due to their efforts the following are now recognized by Canada:

War of 1812 Canadian Battle Honours:

Detroit 1812
Maumee 1813
Chateauguay 1813
Crysler's Farm 1813
Niagara 1814
Defence of Canada, 1812-1815

The complete listing of modern units and Honours granted is available here: 40 Canadian Units Claim War of 1812 Units </center>

For more interesting reading: Napoleon War and War of 1812


This category is managed by the War of 1812 Project in association with the Categorization Project. For assistance with this or related categories ask in G2G making sure to tag your question with both categorization and War_of_1812.

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20 Jan 1790 Ancaster Township, Wentworth, Upper Canada - 11 Sep 1876 photo
26 Jul 1783 La Prairie, Province de Qu├ębec - 23 Mar 1864 photo
Mar 1795 Rupert's Land, Hudson's Bay - 06 Mar 1892
abt 1793 Lower Canada - 11 Nov 1813 photo
05 Jul 1764 Mohawk Valley, Province of New York - 03 Mar 1813
04 Jan 1786 New Brunswick, Canada - aft 1851
abt 1774 New York - 03 Dec 1860
11 Oct 1757 Oust, Caithness, Scotland - 01 Mar 1813 photo
abt 1775 Temple Park, County Down, Ireland - 03 Nov 1817
1783 New York City, New York, United States - bef 1866
abt 1763 Vermont - abt 1821
24 Nov 1777 New Jersey, United States - 05 Jul 1814
- aft 1816
abt 1789 Whitby, Upper Canada (Ontario)




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