Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

The War of 1812 document exhibit

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One of the most noteworthy parts of New Brunswick’s participation in the War of 1812 was the march of the 104th to Upper Canada to support the forces battling the American forces along the Great Lakes. A key event during that march occurred when the troops were stymied by a snow storm near Lake Témiscouata. Charles Rainsford’s recounting of the details of the trek to secure food for the troops is worthy of a Hollywood drama.

In Rainsford’s 1847 petition over compensation for military service he provides a summary of the events.

RS24 1847 petition 373


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