About The War of 1812


The St. John River Society is commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in New Brunswick.  The Society and its many partners along the St. John River are remembering the epic winter march of New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot and the story of the 600 men who marched from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Kingston, Ontario in the winter of 1813.  The St. John River Society is a non-profit organization that since 1992 has been committed to the appreciation and wise use of the natural and cultural heritage of the St. John River.

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Soldiers Biographies


Private Francis Xavier

Born: Date Unknown, New Brunswick Died: Unknown I am Private Francis Xavier. I enlisted as a Private in New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot on 17 March 1813. The regiment had been ordered to Canada and marched from Fredericton in company groups of around 100 men each, leaving Fredericton between 16 and 21 February 1813. …


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