Monday, June 30, 2014

War of 1812 not over yet

1812 seems to have been eclipsed by 1914 this summer, but the commemoration battle goes on.

For 1812 diehards, there's a lot of nasty fighting on the Niagara Peninsula still to be noted: battles at Chippewa and  Lundy's Lane in July 1814. My friends at the Fieldcote Museum in Ancaster are observing the Burlington heights executions of July 20, 1814 with -- sweetly odd and sentimental touch -- a reunion of descendants of the eight men convicted and executed for treason.

And Keith Mercer has all the details on how in August Halifax will consider the War of 1812 that did not happen in southern Ontario with an impressive conference at St Mary's University.

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