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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Carter