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York Militia

The York Militia was a volunteer militia unit in Upper Canada formed after the passage of the Militia Act of 1793. Members of the York Militia were drawn from the settlers of York County, an area mostly made up of present-day Greater Toronto.

A depiction of Major-General Issac Brock urging members of the York Militia to push on during the Battle of Queenston Heights.

The Militia consisted of 3 line infantry regiments:

The three regiments of the York Militia fought in several engagements during the War of 1812. The 1st Regiment of the York Militia was involved at the Siege of Fort Mackinac, the Siege of Detroit, the Battle of Queenston Heights, and the Battle of York. The 2nd Regiment of the York Militia fought at Detroit, Queenston Heights, and at the Battle of Lundy's Lane, while the 3rd Regiment of the York Militia fought at Detroit, Queenston Heights, and York. Within the Canadian Army, the 1st and 3rd Regiments of York Militia are perpetuated by the Queen's York Rangers while the 2nd Regiment is perpetuated by the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.

  1. Nickerson, Janice (2012). York's Sacrifice: Militia Casualties of the War of 1812. Dundurn. p. 19. ISBN 1-4597-0595-5.

York Militia
York Militia Language Watch Edit The York Militia was a volunteer militia unit in Upper Canada formed after the passage of the Militia Act of 1793 Members of the York Militia were drawn from the settlers of York County an area mostly made up of present day Greater Toronto A depiction of Major General Issac Brock urging members of the York Militia to push on during the Battle of Queenston Heights The Militia consisted of 3 line infantry regiments 1st Regiment of York Militia 2nd Regiment of York Militia 3rd Regiment of York Militia The three regiments of the York Militia fought in several engagements during the War of 1812 The 1st Regiment of the York Militia was involved at the Siege of Fort Mackinac the Siege of Detroit the Battle of Queenston Heights and the Battle of York The 2nd Regiment of the York Militia fought at Detroit Queenston Heights and at the Battle of Lundy s Lane while the 3rd Regiment of the York Militia fought at Detroit Queenston Heights and York 1 Within the Canadian Army the 1st and 3rd Regiments of York Militia are perpetuated by the Queen s York Rangers while the 2nd Regiment is perpetuated by the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry See also EditCanadian units of the War of 1812References Edit Nickerson Janice 2012 York s Sacrifice Militia Casualties of the War of 1812 Dundurn p 19 ISBN 1 4597 0595 5 This Canadian military article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This article about a specific British military unit is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This article relating to the War of 1812 is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title York Militia amp oldid 1038634903, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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