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  • The Martial Spirit: A History of the Sedentary Militia and the Six Nations Warriors of the Former Brant County Area 1784-1884
        This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia and Six Nations warriors who were active in the area of the County of Brant, primarily focusing on their involvement in the War of 1812 and the Patriot Rebellion of 1837-39. This online edition of the book was ...
      This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia ...
  • Soldiers and Warriors: The Early Volunteer Militia of Brant County, 1856-1866
        This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer militia of Brant County, focusing on the period of 1856-1866. It is provided with the permission of the author and the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.
      This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer ...
  • Statutory Provisions, Regulations and Orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1887
        This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, as approved in the year 1887. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.
      This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia ...
  • Field Exercise, Evolutions of Infantry, Rifle Exercises and Musketry Instruction, 1870, Pocket Edition, By Authority
        This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training of infantry. It was published in 1871, from instructions officially approved in 1870. The first part of the book contains the field exercise; it also contains an appendix of several hundred pages containing rifle exercises and musketry instruction. ...
      This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training ...
  • Battle and Field Exercises and Rifle Practice Instruction for Her Majesty's Fleet, 1888
        This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's Fleet. At the time this book was published, Canada did not yet have its own Navy and Canadian sailors and marines participated in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from ...
      This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's ...
  • Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion
        Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada’s last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last link to the 640,000 Canadian men and women who served in the First World War. As a member of the ...
      Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as ...
  • Camp 20: The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946
        The History of Brantford’s Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men—some very inexperienced, just off the farm—were required to attend military camp with such a wide variety of other people. A whole new world of personalities, ...
      The History of Brantford’s Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It ...
  • Wings above the Skyline: The Story of No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1940-1944
        When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to fight the enemy. A Plan, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was created that built a massive system of air training facilities across Canada. As one part of this enormous plan Brantford, Ontario became an Air Station training ...
      When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to ...
  • For King and Country: The Story of Brant County's World War One 125th Overseas Battalion
        For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. It was the first complete battalion of soldiers recruited and trained in Brant County during World War One. The officers and men were chosen almost entirely from Brant County farmers, clerks, shoemakers and almost every trade and profession. ...
      For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. ...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford
        Considered one of the most authoritative works on the history of Burford, Muir's work is still referred to by historians of the County of Brant.
      Considered one of the most authoritative works on the history of Burford, ...
  • Brant County Illustrated [Atlas]
        This atlas of Brant County is part of the series of county atlases produced across Canada from 1874 to 1881. It contains overview information about the County of Brant as it then was, maps of all of its constituent communities, and photographs and illustrations of notable personages and locations. Notably, ...
      This atlas of Brant County is part of the series of county ...
  • The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
        The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, local history must relate all aspects of a particular community’s development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as ...
      The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of ...
  • The Militia Stood Alone
        This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland Township of the County of Brant: the Battle at Malcolm's Mills. This battle took place on November 6, 1814 and was the final battle fought on Canadian soil during the war of 1812. In October 1814, an invading ...
      This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland ...
  • Herons and Cobblestones: A History of Five Oaks and the Bethel Area of Brantford Township, County of Brant
        This 2003 book was created by the Grand River Heritage Mines Society in celebration of its tenth anniversary. It documents the history of the Five Oaks and Bethel areas of Brantford Township both before and after European settlement, including documentation of the area's numerous mines. One chapter is devoted to ...
      This 2003 book was created by the Grand River Heritage Mines Society ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 1
        This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. In nearly 2000 pages it documents the Township's history in very great detail, providing information on a variety of aspects of Township life. It is divided into five volumes, the final two made up of two parts each. ...
      This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 4 (Part II)
        This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. In nearly 2000 pages it documents the Township's history in very great detail, providing information on a variety of aspects of Township life. It is divided into five volumes, the final two made up of two parts each. ...
      This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 5 (Part I)
        This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. In nearly 2000 pages it documents the Township's history in very great detail, providing information on a variety of aspects of Township life. It is divided into five volumes, the final two made up of two parts each. ...
      This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. ...
  • Chatterson family history
        This binder contains the family history of the Chatterson family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Chatterson family and relatives. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF file! Click on the link underneath the picture to the right. ...
      This binder contains the family history of the Chatterson family, as compiled ...
  • The History of the County of Brant
        This 1883 history book documents the history, people, and places of the County of Brant as it existed then. In addition to its historical sections, it includes a section of portraits of notable locals, some of whom were still alive at the time. "County of Brant" is used to refer ...
      This 1883 history book documents the history, people, and places of the ...
  • The History of the County of Brant, volume II, by F. Douglas Reville
        This book by F. Douglas Reville chronicles the history of the County of Brant from its beginning to the time of the book's publication in 1920. Volume I focuses on Brantford and the political organization of the County, while Volume II discusses Paris, the actions of the County in World ...
      This book by F. Douglas Reville chronicles the history of the County ...
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Military History of the County of Brant


This group contains records found in the Digital Historical Collection which pertain to the County's military heritage.