The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812

Overview

The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot is long remembered for its perilous March through the wilderness of New Brnswick to the battlefields of Upper Canada during the War of 1812. A British unit, the 104th drew its members from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Upper and Lower Canada, and the British Isles and fought to defend the colonies from foreign aggression. The regiment raided the American naval base at Sackets Harbor, New York, fought against the invading Americans in the Niagara Peninsula, ...

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Overview

The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot is long remembered for its perilous March through the wilderness of New Brnswick to the battlefields of Upper Canada during the War of 1812. A British unit, the 104th drew its members from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Upper and Lower Canada, and the British Isles and fought to defend the colonies from foreign aggression. The regiment raided the American naval base at Sackets Harbor, New York, fought against the invading Americans in the Niagara Peninsula, and saw action in the Battles of Beaver Dams and Lundy's Lane and the Siege of Fort Erie.

Here, for the first time, is the story of the 104th, the only regular regiment of the British Army to be raised and employed on the North American continent during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.

The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812 is volume 21 of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864924476
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: New Brunswick Military Heritage Series , #21
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,302,179
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Grodzinski is an assistant professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is the author of Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013) and editor of The War of 1812: An Annotated Bibliography (Routledge, 2007). He has contributed articles to a number of journals and has also authored chapters for several books. Grodzinski appeared in a PBS documentary on the War of 1812 in 2011, an episode of "Battlefield Detectives," and has been a commentator on the War of 1812 for the Discovery Channel and CBC Radio. He is a popular speaker and has addressed historical groups throughout Canada and in the United States. Grodzinski is also editor of the on-line "War of 1812 Magazine" and, over the last decade, has organized and led over 80 battlefield tours to sites related to the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, and the War of 1812. He lives in Kingston.
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