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Patriot Chronicles: The Amherst Island Raid

Patriot Chronicles: The Amherst Island Raid

They were troubled times; between December, 1837 and December, 1838, at least 14 armed incursions. . .
by: John C. Carter
Eye Witness Accounts of the Battle of Windmill Point, 1838

Eye Witness Accounts of the Battle of Windmill Point, 1838

The Battle of the Windmill was fought 177 years ago, on November 12 to 16, 1838. In my article, previously published (Re...
by: John C. Carter
Patriot Chronicles: Mackenzie’s Letter to Bill Johnston

Patriot Chronicles: Mackenzie’s Letter to Bill Johnston

William Lyon Mackenzie was the leader of the 1837 Upper Canadian Rebellion. He escaped, after the defeat of rebel forces...
by: John C. Carter
From Political Prisoner to American Pioneer

From Political Prisoner to American Pioneer

Patriot Chronicles: From Political Prisoner to American Pioneer February 12, 1840 marked the end of a long voyage to a ...
by: John C. Carter
Patriot Chronicles: Nathan Williams, A Rebel who Escaped

Patriot Chronicles: Nathan Williams, A Rebel who Escaped

Patriot Chronicles: Nathan Williams, a Rebel Who Participated In and Escaped From the Battle of the Windmill, is present...
by: John C. Carter
They left Jefferson County Forever…

They left Jefferson County Forever…

In June 2010, TI Life profiled Dr. John Carter in John Carter’s Prisoners in Van Diemen’s Land, The story had a remarkab...
by: John C. Carter
Remembering the Battle

Remembering the Battle

As with the chronicling of any historical event, period newspapers and journals were written for different reasons and from varied perspectives.
by: John C. Carter
Mass Escape From Fort Henry

Mass Escape From Fort Henry

The mass escape of state prisoners on July 29, 1838 was a singular event in the history of Fort Henry, but it was an important chapter in the history...
by: John C. Carter
The Burning of the “Sir Robert Peel”…

The Burning of the “Sir Robert Peel”…

“...the burning of the Sir Robert Peel Steamer, by a band of masked villains – [was] outdoing the worst deeds of the worst ...
by: John C. Carter
Patriot Chronicles: The Hickory Island Incursion

Patriot Chronicles: The Hickory Island Incursion

The date was February 1838. Action in the Upper Canadian rebellion had abated on Navy Island on the Niagara River and ha...
by: John C. Carter
Little Boxes, Little Boxes.. Fort Henry Connection

Little Boxes, Little Boxes.. Fort Henry Connection

2012 marks the 175th anniversary of the 1837/38 Upper Canadian Rebellions. This is a chapter in that story which has a F...
by: John C. Carter
Patriot Chronicles: James Gemmell, Man of Two Frontiers

Patriot Chronicles: James Gemmell, Man of Two Frontiers

Readers of TIL are aware that one hundred and sixty Patriots were taken prisoner at the Battle of the Windmill near Pres...
by: John C. Carter
Patriot Chronicles: Four Who Didn't Come Home

Patriot Chronicles: Four Who Didn't Come Home

Under the probation system, prisoners were awarded tickets of leave (a form of probation) for good conduct following two years of hard labour. Many of the Patriots received
by: John C. Carter