James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal
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- 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)
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