High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 73 text:
JUNE, 1935 55
posal you can succeed in carrying Kingston, you will accomplish much.
Their militia are worse than ours, being, in fact, good for nothing."
The Treaty of Ghent was ratified by Congress on Feb. 17, 1815, and,
at last, the Americans abandoned all hope of hoisting the Stars and Stripes
from the flagstaff on the Stone Frigate.
fThe author is very grateful for the assistance given him by Hugh M. Flick, Esq.,
sometime Supervisor of Public Records in the State of New York and a staff member of
the N. Y. Historical Society, and also to the staff of the Dominion Archives, Ottawaj
GIFT TO THE CULLEGE
The officers of Lord Strathcona's Horse CRoyal Canadiansj have
most generously presented to the College a very handsome cup for
annual competition at "Dummy Thrustingf' The cup is beautifully en-
graved with the crests of the Regiment and of the College.
We hope that in our next number we shall be able to print a picture
of this new trophy.
'C FAITHFUL SERVICE i'
cc HE undermentioned horses having been destroyed
are struck off strength as from 27th February, 1935,
R.M.C. Nos. 2, 24, 25 and 29",
Underneath this bald statement which appeared in
Part II Orders is a story of faithful service.
How many ex-cadets remember these horses?
No. 2, a Bay Mare, known as Deuce,
No. 24, a Brown Mare, called Peggy,
No. 25, also a Brown Mare, who rejoiced in the name of
No. 29, a Liver Chestnut Mare, named Collie.
No. 24 was twenty-six years old and came to the Col-
lege in 1915, from Depot Squadron of the Royal Canadian
Dragoons. The other three were all twenty-five years old
and were transferred to R.M.C., from the R.C.D., on re-
organization of the Permanent Force in 1919, after previous
service with that Regiment.
The Authorities are kind to old horses who have given
faithful service, and instead of ordering them to be sold to
the highest bidder, who might or might not take care of
them properly, they have them painlessly destroyed.
These four horses gave faithful service to their coun-
try for twenty years, were seldom sick or sorry, and now
"May they have plenty of clear water and green grass
in the Elysian fields."
-W. E. G
Page 72 text:
5-1 R.M.C. REVIEW'
ston offensive despite the adverse winds. But it was feared the British
had meanwhile concentrated reinforcements in the town.
In Europe, on Oct. 18, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Leipsig.
Eager to gain a victory before the close of the season, Armstrong
pushed towards Montreal. Wilkinson was to proceed along the St. Law-
rence and unite with General Hampton who was at Plattsburg with about
5,000 men. The latter advanced over the Lake Champlain route.
Two events wrecked the campaign. At Chrysler's Farm on the North
Shore of the St. Lawrence 2,500 men from Wilkinson's army under Colonel
Boyd were repulsed by a Canadian force commanded by Colonel Morrison.
Soon after, 900 Canadians with Colonel de Salaberry succeeded in defeat-
ing Hampton's entire expedition at Chateauguay.
Armstrong withdrew the remainder of his men to Winter quarters at
The War Department of the United States paid scant attention to
Kingston during 1814. Fruitless designs in the past had rendered the
project less attractive. Moreover, Sir James Yeo had increased his
strength and the Kingston garrison was rapidly becoming an important
clearing point for all military operations in Upper Canada.
An English commentator on the American conduct of the war analyses
their record thus: "Vacillation over the capture of Kingston furnishes us
with a specimen of that caution which contributed more than our few
troops and weak batteries to the salvation of the Canadasf'
On April 1, 1814, the final Wilkinson campaign began. With 3,500
men he attacked a British force of 1,800 occupying a strong position near
Rouses Point, N.Y. The engagement took place at La Colle Mill and re-
sulted in the complete defeat of the Americans. Subsequently Wilkinson
In Europe, at precisely the same time, Napoleon's spinning war-wheel
lost its momentum and the allied armies entered Paris. Ten days later,
April 11, the Emperor abdicated at Fontainbleau.
Shifting our attention back to Canada, Jacob Brown is discovered
preparing a great offensive along the Niagara frontier. His efforts were
abruptly terminated on July 25 at Lundy's Lane where he received a seri-
Kingston was still regarded as the prize plum. Brown spent many a
night figuring a way to destroy this the keystone of the British system.
But the trouble was that Yeo "vapored" more effectively now than ever
before. Chauncey's utter lack of enterprise drove Brown to exclaimz "His
attitude would be very reasonable and proper provided the fleet of Lake
Ontario was his personal property, but I have been induced to believe it
belonged to the nation."
Brown's viewpoint was revealed in the following dispatch to Chaun-
cey: "All accounts agree that the enemy force at Kingston is very light.
There is no doubt resting in my mind but we have between us sufficient
means to conquer Upper Canada within two months. For God's sake let
me see you l"
Peace negotiations between Great Britain and the United States were
opened at Ghent in August, 1814.
Yet we learn that General Brown sent a message concerning Kingston
to Major General Izard, the officer in command at Sackett's Harbor, on
Sept. 11. It said: "If, with the aid of the fleet and the forces at your dis'
Page 74 text:
sixth in Kingston, March Zncl,
Taken on the occasion of the twelfth annual match between the two Colleges,
Suggestions in the Royal Military College of Canada - Review Yearbook (Kingston, Ontario Canada) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.