1812 History
James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A copy of an original photo of James Fortier (April 10, 1792- January 11, 1865) wearing a medal that was awarded in 1849 for his participation at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major General Sir Isaac Brock. He was also in charge of a gun boat that captured the American vessel "Commencement" and brought her to Fort Erie. In September 1813, Fortier was severely wounded by a rifle ball to the head and was taken prisoner for 12 months by enemy forces. Following the war, Fortier served as the 2nd Lighthouse keeper in Port Colborne from 1849 to 1865.

For more information, read James Fortier's letter to the Honourable Jean Chabot that is included in the Online collection. (Object number: 978.162.2)
Date of Original:
c.1860
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
984.102.3
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.8791089805501 Longitude: -79.2430114746094
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
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Please contact the PORT COLBORNE HISTORICAL AND MARINE MUSEUM for any reproductions of photographs within the website
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James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal


A copy of an original photo of James Fortier (April 10, 1792- January 11, 1865) wearing a medal that was awarded in 1849 for his participation at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major General Sir Isaac Brock. He was also in charge of a gun boat that captured the American vessel "Commencement" and brought her to Fort Erie. In September 1813, Fortier was severely wounded by a rifle ball to the head and was taken prisoner for 12 months by enemy forces. Following the war, Fortier served as the 2nd Lighthouse keeper in Port Colborne from 1849 to 1865.

For more information, read James Fortier's letter to the Honourable Jean Chabot that is included in the Online collection. (Object number: 978.162.2)