I wanted to teach myself something new today about photography and this is the result, enjoy.
This is photo book number three of my wife’s and my study of the War of 1812 which gives a quick over view of the war in 1813. As many of you may or may not know my wife, son and I are historic re-enactors when we are busy doing other things. We are currently in the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and made the decision to photography and document that anniversary. Enjoy.
Two hundred and one year ago this weekend, and American Army crossed the board at Queenston Heights in Upper Canada (Ontario) and fought a battle that lasted all day. In the end that American Army surrendered to British, Canadian, and First Nations forces. On October 13, 2012 Canadian and American historic re-enactors came together to recreate that battle. This publication is the book that my wife Virginia, my best friend David (DC) Clare and I put together to honour those historic re-enactors who commemorated that battle. What was a pivotal moment for me was as the re-enactment was winding down between 4:00-4:30 pm it started to rain. On October 13, 1812 as the battle was winding down between 4:00-4:30 pm, it started to rain. For those who are interested this book it may still be purchased at www.blurb.ca.
And for those who still can still hear and follow the drum, yes those are the ghosts that walk past just outside the camp fire light. Enjoy.
On October 5, 1813 a British Army under the command of General Henry Proctor stopped its retreat and turned to face and American army under the command of General William Henry Harrison. The battle was short sharp and blood and saw the defeat of the British, resulting in the death of the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh. However victory did not bring the Americans the strategic victory they need and the British where able to pull their forces back to camps at Burlington Height, present day Hamilton Ontario. On October 5, 2013 historic re-enactors from Canada and the United States came together to recreate that blood day.
This past weekend my wife and I attended the War of 1812 event, The 200 Anniversary of the Battle of the Thames. The modern Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment put on a power demonstration for the public just before the re-enactment of the battle. 200 years ago the ancestor of this Regiment fought in the Essex and Kent militias to defend their homes and the their country from invasion.