Old Soldiers Monument


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Old Soldiers Monument
Date: 1925
Type(s): Photograph
Physical Description: b&w; 20x25 cm
Identifier(s): Acc. No. 13-012, Box 11, 3543 PP
Source: Walkerville Times Collection
Notes: Photograph c. 1925?; the monument is in Amherstburg; "this monument is erected by the inhabitants of Amherstburg in memory of Thomas McCartan, Samuel Holmes, Edwin Miller, and Thomas Symonds of H.M. 32nd Regt. of Foot, and of Thomas Parish, of the St. Thomas Volunteer Cavalry, who gloriously fell in rebelling a band of brigands from Pelee Island on the third of March 1838."; on February 28th, 1838, 300 Canadian and American Patriots took Pelee Island; Col. John Maitland sent Major George Browne, with 126 men, comprising two companies of the British 32nd Regiment and a detachment of the Canadian St. Thomas Volunteer Cavalry to recapture Pelee Island (March 3rd, 1838); the monument is now half sunken, and located in the front garden of a subdivision house not far from the town centre.
Subject(s): Patriot War
Battle Of Pelee Island
McCarten, Thomas
Homes, Samuel
Miller, Edwin
Symonds, Thomas
Parish, Thomas
British 32nd Regiment
St. Thomas Volunteer Cavalry
Pelee Island (Ontario)
War Monuments
Place(s): Amherstburg (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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