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


Lieutenant Andrew Playfair

Born: 1790 in Paris, France Died: 1 September 1868 in Playfairville, Lanark County, Ontario I am Lieutenant Andrew Playfair. Although I was born in France, my family is Scottish. I had already served in the military for many years before I joined New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot in 1811. When our regiment was ordered …


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