Archive for February, 2014

John Robinson and the War of 1812 February 19th, 2014

Today at the Archives of Ontario I read a lengthy memorandum by John Beverley Robinson, which he wrote by hand the day after the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812.  A twenty-one year old volunteer in the York Militia, the young Robinson had until then been a complete stranger to warfare.  Although he is said to have fought […]

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