Tag: war of 1812

Footage of Funeral of Last American 1812 Veteran

An absolutely amazing find (thanks to Fort York for passing it along!) This video is footage from the 1905 funeral procession for Hiram Cronk, the last surviving veteran of the War of 1812. I’ve recently been surrounded by research into early film, so it’s exciting for me to see such rare footage that is so closely

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This Week in Canadian History (Dec 12-18)

Dec 12, 1942 – 99 civilians and military personnel died and over 100 were injured in a arson attack on the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The hall broke several fire codes at the time, with doors that opened inwards and obstructed paths to and from those faulty doors. The fire is

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This Week in Canadian History (Nov 28-Dec 4)

Nov 28, 1812 – The Battle of Frenchman’s Creek during the War of 1812. American forces under General Alexander Smyth cross the Niagara River with aims of seizing the British battery and destroying a bridge that connected Fort Erie to Chippawa. Although the attack on the battery was initially successful, British, Canadian and Aboriginal forces

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