West India Regiment Button


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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.
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Object
Description:
An infantry unit that was recruited from the British Colonies of the Caribbean around 1795. It is believed this regiment was made up of freed North American and Caribbean slaves. During the War of 1812, the West India Regiment participated in the Battle of New Orleans.
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.00012 Longitude: -79.24958
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Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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West India Regiment Button


An infantry unit that was recruited from the British Colonies of the Caribbean around 1795. It is believed this regiment was made up of freed North American and Caribbean slaves. During the War of 1812, the West India Regiment participated in the Battle of New Orleans.