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1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg

1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg

1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg    1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg
1838 Rare Campaign Letter from Captain Donald Campbell of the 83rd Regiment, describing his Campaigning during the PATRIOTIC WARS between the American Insurgents and Canada, Writing from. Canada to his Sister in Edinburgh, Scotland. With red handstruck PAID against. Both your splendid long letters dated 27th Dec & 12th January found me out at St Thomas, since I wrote you my last yarn which I think was dispatched on the 12th March, I had been on the look out for sometime before there arrival for some tidings of you all, & you can not fancy how acceptable your letters were.

By the last remittance I. I saw that poor Mrs. Was gone, which I fully expected from what you said in your letter of the hopeless. She was in, poor old lady. Everyone that knew her must regret her very much.

I hope my dear Mother may not feel any hard effects from the anxiety & trouble she must have been put to at that time, and you will see at the top of this page that we have been wheeled out of our comfortable quarters at St. Thomas, and sent further up the country. Is 130 miles to the westward on the river that connects lake. Thomas to the lake shore where a steamer was in waiting to carry us up.

During my long & arduous surrounds left -----? The kindness of the people was quite overwhelming, too much if anything, they made me promise to return to them in summer and form one of a party to go the. Which I intend to if I can get away. This is a shocking hole that they have sent us to, not a single respectable house in it at all. The reason that troops are kept here is the closeness of The American Frontier, it only being a quarter of a mile to.

The rebels got at Point au. Has most affectively stopped their capers. They have made no further attempts to assemble and the United States troops have taken all their arms from them.

I took a troop into Brother John..... I went to Detroit, the headquarters of the. This part of the country.

Well stored with those Yankee heroes of many esteemed & Point au. Many of them were pointed out to me, a ragged..... Contrived to make out who I was and guessed & Calculated that I was an officer of the Britishers and I found it advisable not to throw myself more their way than was absolutely. I remained 2 days amongst those characters, during which period I was most thoroughly. With the Yankees manners and means of living, one of my objects of going over was to lay in a.

Supply of provisions, as this place is most woefully. In that way at times. The great redeeming point in.

Shooting that certainly is a Capital, wild turkey, wild cock snipe, & wild duck in thousands, which will keep us from starving by all accounts. The headquarters of our Regiment is still at Montreal, but are to soon as the --------- Soon after the ice clears out, of the ---------- rivers to allow them coming up by water. We hear some talk of our going to The Niagara Frontier and another report is that these are to be our summer quarters. Next month I will be able to tell you more about it, what they intend at home in sending out all the troops that they talk of, I cannot imagine, unless it is to go to war with John........

It certainly would astonish the guards at....... After swaggering about Regent St. I had a letter from. At Montreal the other day, he says that poor. Is still as mad as a march hare and is soon to be sent home, without the smallest hopes of his ever recovering.

What do you think of. Easy running away with in........ At Chester to Gretna Green. I hope no more of our Ensigns will follow his example, or we will have a nice. Your account of the lack of.

Southall caused my hair to stand on end with discouragement? Brace, surely you must have made a mistake in the numbers for such shooting I never heard of we never get any number of them here, but they are so poor and thin that they are not worth eating. You do not give a very good account of. I think farmers would agree quite..... Long in that foreign land.

Colin I should think must have quitted Glasgow. It has always been put off since Dec.

Some day soon I will send him a stave? I hope you will have the sense to give up making yourself miserable about me now that all the....... Are over, and as for my health, it is of the most rude description, better could not be. I hope sincerely you are all half as well.

Of ever unseasonal mild nature all of this month has been as fine as June or July. At home you have had a ferocious cold winter of it, at home from what the newspapers say, I was glad my dear Mother seems to have stood it well, and that. Well, Mary of course is never ill. I may as well bring this very stupid yarn to an end, The four of us were living in a sort of tumble-down house as every place is crammed with militia, for some time, one of our companies was quartered in the church, but as we are the only regular troops in the town now, the men are rather better off. There is such a row & talking going on in the room that I cannot carry on any further.

Its with kindest love to my dear Mother & all both in Edinburgh & Southall, believe me my dearest Marion. The Patriot War was a conflict along the CanadaUnited States border where bands of raiders attacked the British colony of Upper Canada more than a dozen times between December 1837 and December 1838.

This so-called war was not a conflict between nations; it was a war of ideas fought by like-minded people against British forces. Participants in the conflict were members of a secret association known as the Hunters Lodge, formed in the United States in sympathy with the 1837 Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada. The organization arose in Vermont among Lower Canadian refugees (the eastern division or Frères chasseurs) and spread westward under the influence of Dr Charles Duncombe and Donald McLeod, leaders of the short lived Canadian Refugee Relief Association, and Scotland native William Lyon Mackenzie, drawing in support from several different locations in North America and Europe.

The Republic of Canada was also short-lived. After heavy bombardment by the British on Navy Island, where the republic had been established, Mackenzie and his force of Canadian militia retreated to Buffalo, New York, where they were captured by the U. Army and sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for violating neutrality between the United States and the British Empire, bringing to an end what the British viewed as an inconsequential and unsupported colonial rebellion.

The organizations were made up of grass-roots armed militants whose goal was to overthrow British rule in Canada. Their dispersal involved the largest deployment of U. Troops against their own citizens since the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt.

D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg" is in sale since Monday, October 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Stamps\Worldwide\Postal History". The seller is "atlantic-fox" and is located in Maryport. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country: Canada
  • Theme Type: 19th Century British Campaign Mail
  • UK County: Edinburgh
  • Era: 1800 - 1850
  • Document Type: Manuscript Posted Letter
  • Detail of Item: Campaign Letter
  • City/Town/Village: Amhertsburg
  • Family Surname of: Campbell
  • Theme: Canadian Patriot Wars


1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg    1838 Rare CANADIAN PATRIOT WAR letter Capt. D Campbell, 83rd Regt at Amherstburg