Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry Button


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:
Object
Description:
It is believed that this is a Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry button from the 1812 period.

Enlistment for the Fencibles started in 1805 in both Upper and Lower Canada. By the War of 1812 they were approximately 600 strong. During the war various detachments saw action at Crysler’s Farm, Chateauguay Red Mills near Prescott, on Lake Champlain as well as locations from Kingston to Niagara.
Date of Original:
c. 1812
Subject(s):
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.00012 Longitude: -79.24958
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry Button


It is believed that this is a Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry button from the 1812 period.

Enlistment for the Fencibles started in 1805 in both Upper and Lower Canada. By the War of 1812 they were approximately 600 strong. During the war various detachments saw action at Crysler’s Farm, Chateauguay Red Mills near Prescott, on Lake Champlain as well as locations from Kingston to Niagara.