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 William Jackson

Born: Date Unknown, Belfast, Ireland Died: 27 September 1815 in Senegal I am Private William Jackson. I enlisted in New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot on 25 October 1811 as a Private. I was recruited from Canada (possibly Quebec) and I was a carpenter by trade. I was a member of Captain Richard Leonard’s Grenadier …


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