The Glengarry Fencibles

The Glengarry Fencibles (HM1YG5)

Location: Cornwall, Ontario K6H 2J7 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 45° 1.485', W 74° 43.136'

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The regiment of Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles was raised in 1811-12 largely from among the Highland settlers of this region, many of whom had served previously in Europe with the Glengarry (British Highland) Fencibles. The Canadian corps was recruited through the efforts of Major George Richard John Macdonell ("Red George") assisted by the Rev. Alexander Macdonell (later Upper Canada's first Roman Catholic Bishop) who served as its chaplain. The regiment was taken on the regular British army establishment in 1812, and disbanded at Kingston in 1816. Detachments of the Fencibles distinguished themselves in many hard fought engagements including: Salmon River, 1812; Ogdensburg, 1813; Lundy's Lane, Fort Erie, and Mackinac, 1814.
HM NumberHM1YG5
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 522142 N 4985738
Decimal Degrees45.02475000, -74.71893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 1.485', W 74° 43.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 1' 29.1" N, 74° 43' 8.16" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 505 Fourth St E, Cornwall Ontario K6H 2J7, CA
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