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BOOK - The Glengarry Light Infantry, 1812-1816, who were they and what did they do in the war? [Revised & Updated Edition]
By Winston Johnston
Published by H. Winston Johnston, Charlottetown, 2011

This new revised and expanded edition of The Glengarry Light Infantry, 1812-1816 has been eagerly awaited by researchers, scholars and the descendants of the men who served. Johnston has added more than 100 pages of new information to this edition -- in his words:
    This second edition has allowed time to add supplimentary details from the service, discharge, pension, and land grant records of many Glengarrys. Much of this was done through study of the records on individual members of the regiment held at the Public Record Office, London {UK}, and later through the Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The story of the Glengarry Light Infantry recounts the experiences of some 1400 men who served in the regiment from embodiment in 1812 until disbandment in 1816. These men were recruited in haste in what is now Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

During campaigns of 1813 and 1814, they played a prominent role in most of the engagements along the Upper Canada- United States border.

The majority of Glengarrys served the regiment well, and received land grants, Upper (Ontario) and Lower (Quebec) Canada. At Least fifty Glengarrys died as a result of battle injuries, and another one hundred and forty succumed to disease.

In 1997 Winston Johnston took early retirement from his position as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada to begin the study. This book results from the author's lifelong interest in the regiment.

Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • Embodiement
  • Service Conditions
  • Campaigns
    • French Mills
    • Ogdensburg
    • York
    • Fort George
    • Sackett's Harbour
    • Stoney Creek
    • Oswego
    • Lundy's Lane
    • Fort Erie
    • Cook's Mills
    • Other engagements
      • Queenston Heights
      • Chateauguay
      • Second attack on York
      • Siege of Fort George
      • Michilimackinac
  • Casualties
  • Service in Peace Time, 1815-1816
  • Colour Honours and Awards
  • Men of the Glengarry Light Infantry
    • Officers
    • Other Ranks
  • Appendices
    • First Glengarry Fencible Regiment, 1794-1802
    • Proposals to Raise a Regiment in Glengarry County, 1806 & 1807
    • Proposal to Raise the Glengarry Light Infantry, 1811
    • Field Returns of 1812 and 1815
    • Strength Returns
    • Re-enactment Regiment
  • Bibliography
  • Selected Index
This updated and expanded edition is the definitive history of this War of 1812 British provincial regiment -- The Glengarry Light Infantry. Johnston skilfully draws on archival sources to reconstruct the organization of the regiment, their engagements, biographies (and known portraits) of each officer and enlistment/residential details of every one of the 1400 men of the rank and file.

477 Pages
7.5" X 10"
Softcover - Perfectbound Lists of Officers and other ranks
ISBN 978-0-9730501-0-3
Published by H. Winston Johnston, Charlottetown, 2011

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