Historical Postscript

King George III
– King of England from 1760 to 1820
– His son, George IV, became regent in 1811, due to his father’s mental illness

Napolean Bonaparte
– Military leader and Emperor of France

Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson
– Distinguished naval officer of the Royal Navy

Major-General Isaac Brock
– 49th Regiment
– Commander of British forces and Administrator of Upper Canada

Tecumseh
– Shawnee Chief who eventually allied himself with the British during the War of 1812

Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell
– York Militia and Brock’s Aide-de-Camp (personal assistant)

Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost
– Governor-in-chief and commander of British forces in North America (Governor General of the Canadas)

Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe
– First lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, 1792 – 1796
– Commander of the Queen’s Rangers during American Revolution

Major-General John Vincent
– 49th Regiment
– Took command of Niagara frontier in 1813

Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey
– Deputy-Adjutant General (administrative assistant) to Major-General John Vincent

Lieutenant James FitzGibbon
– 49th Regiment
– Captain in the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles

Major Charles Plenderleath
– 49th Regiment
– Commander during the Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813

Sergeant Alexander Fraser
– 49th Regiment

Major-General Henry Procter
– 41st Regiment
– Commander of British forces at Fort Amherstburg

Lieutenant-Colonel Augustus Warburton
– Procter’s second-in-command

Lieutenant-General Gordon Drummond
– Became commander of the British forces in Upper Canada during the latter part of 1813

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry
– 60th Regiment
– Formed the Canadian Voltigeurs Militia Corps in Lower Canada

Lieutenant-Colonel ‘Red George’ Macdonell
– 8th Regiment and the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Ryerson
– 1st Regiment Norfolk Militia

Major John Backhouse
– 1st Regiment Norfolk Militia

Captain John Bostwick
– 1st Regiment Norfolk Militia

Captain Daniel McCall
– 1st Regiment Norfolk Militia

Lieutenant Henry Medcalf
– 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Nichol
– 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia

Major George Salmon
– 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia

Colonel Thomas Talbot
– 1st Regiment Middlesex Militia

Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell
– 1st Regiment Middlesex Militia

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Bostwick
– 1st Regiment Oxford Militia

Captain Marvel White
– Burford Company of the 1st Regiment Oxford Militia

Captain Charles Askin
– 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Bradt
– 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Captain Samuel Hatt
– 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Lieutenant Robert Land
– 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Thomas McCrae
– Member of the Kent Militia
– His house was commandeered by American soldiers and sympathizers for a short time

Lieutenant John McGregor
– Loyal Kent Volunteers

Mr Richard Pierpont
– Had been a member of Butler’s Rangers during the American Revolution
– Settled in Niagara region and petitioned for an African-Canadian militia unit, which became known as the Company of Coloured Men, or The Coloured Corps
– He became a member of that corps

Lieutenant James Robertson
– Appointed command of the Coloured Corps in the summer of 1813

Joseph Brant
– Mohawk warrior, chief, and ally to the British during the American Revolution

Captain John Brant
– Youngest son of Joseph Brant
– Led a number of Native warriors from the Grand River, allied with British forces
– Loyal friend of John Norton

Captain John Norton
– Along with John Brant, he recruited and led Native warriors from the Grand River and surrounding areas
– Involved in many key battles in the War of 1812

Captain William Caldwell
– Was a Captain in Butler’s Rangers during the American Revolution
– Commander of the Western Rangers / Caldwell’s Rangers in the Western District of Upper Canada

Billy Caldwell
– William Caldwell’s son

Lieutenant Robert Heriot Barclay, RN
– Commander of the British naval force at Fort Amherstburg during the ill-fated Battle of Lake Erie— participated in the Battle of Trafalgar, Oct. 1805, with Admiral Nelson

Master-Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry
– Commander of the American naval fleet that defeated Barclay’s force at the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813

Brigadier-General William Hull
– In command of the American Army of the Northwest, having been requested by President James Madison

Major-General William Henry Harrison
– Replaced Brigadier-General William Hull as commander of the American Army of the Northwest
– Defeated British forces at the Battle of the Thames, Oct 5, 1813

Colonel Richard Johnson
– Recruited and commanded a corps of mounted riflemen from Kentucky

Brigadier-General William H. Winder
– One of the American generals who surrendered his sword to Sergeant Fraser at the Battle of Stoney Creek

John Dunham
– Owned property near Nanticoke Creek by Lake Erie where American sympathizers were meeting in his residence

Joseph Willcocks
– Turncoat/Traitor/Marauder who allied with the Americans during the War of 1812
– Formed the traitorous group called The Canadian Volunteers

Billy Green
– Born in Stoney Creek and became a scout for the British Army

Laura Secord
– Of Queenston
– She warned FitzGibbon about an impending American attack at Beaver Dams

Simon Girty
– Frontiersman, scout, interpreter, raised by Native Americans
– Allied with the British
– Settled in Amherstburg

Francois Baby
– Member of the illustrious Baby family, originally from Detroit, that later settled in Sandwich, now known as Windsor, Ontario
– He and his elder brother James were members of the Kent Militia
– His house and property were commandeered by Americans during the war

Job Loder
– Affluent businessman and entrepreneur who built, owned, and operated many mills and businesses throughout the area from Charlotteville to Ancaster

Richard Beasley
– Businessman, trader, and merchant
– His property on Burlington Heights, was used by the British forces as a stronghold during the War of 1812
– Dundurn Castle sits on this property today in Hamilton, Ontario

Finlay and John Malcolm
– Brothers served in Oxford Militia and they built gristmills and sawmills (Malcolm’s Mills) in and around the site of present day Oakland, Ontario

James Crooks
– Successful businessman, entrepreneur, and politician
– Captain in the 1st Lincoln Militia
– Crooks Hollow, along Spencer Creek, was named after him

Jonathan Morden
– Owned and operated mills along Morden Creek, now known as Spencer Creek

John Crysler
– His farm, along the St. Lawrence River was the location of the major Battle of Crysler’s Farm

Peter Lossing
– A Quaker from New York
– In 1810, he and his family were among the first settlers of Norwich in Upper Canada

Brother David Zeisberger
– A Moravian missionary
– Founded Fairfield (Moravian Town) in 1792

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
– Austrian Composer

Robert Burns
– Scottish Poet and Lyricist

William Wordsworth
– English Romantic Poet

Alfred
– Brock’s beloved horse

King
– Although King is a fictional character (Elizabeth’s devoted horse), he represents Canada’s National Horse – the Canadian horse.

Theo
– S.E. Campbell’s beloved cat.