Wednesday, December 24, 2014

War of 1812

Today is 24 Dec. 2014
200 years ago the Treaty of Ghent was signed by the Americans led by
John Q. Adams and a British Representative Henry Goulbourn in the city of  Ghent Belgium  on 24 December 1814
We shall hear the name Goulbourn over and over again in this blog.

To come in early 1815 will be the Battle of New Orleans.
Napoleon escapes from Elba in Feb. and returns to France and he meets his
Waterloo in June, then exiled to St Helena

To continue this blog I will enter names of soldiers who settled in Goulbourn Twp starting in the fall of 1818. Names will be entered in alpha
order, A - Jan 1815; B - Feb 1815, which will take up to Feb 1817. Some
soldiers did not stay too long and those who stayed will be noted in more
 Genealogical detail later, TBA.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

War of 1812

16 Dec 2014

We are approaching the end of the War of 1812
Treaty of Ghent  24 Dec 1814.
Ref;  Canada's History, formerly  'The Beaver'
         Dec 14 - Jan 15, page 12
British and American delegates signed the Treaty of Ghent
on 24 December 1814. However, news of the treaty didn't
reach North America for several weeks, and hostilities continued
until early 1815. (See article for more info)

54  Number of days that elapsed between the signing the treaty on
24 Dec,1814 until its ratification by the United States on 16 Feb,1815

20,000  Approx, number of casualties suffered by the U.S., Britain,
and its Canadian and Aboriginal allies during the war.

11  Number of Articles in the Treaty of Ghent

4,000  Number of slaves who escaped to freedom during the war.

2  Number of commissioners, one American and one British, tasked
under the treaty to resolve land disputes and to determine the border
between the United States and Canada.