Charlotte County Archives
123 Frederick Street
St. Andrews, NB E5B 1Z1
Charlotte County men marched with the 104th
The War of 1812 and the March of the 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot
“The British urgently needed reinforcements, which would have typically come by sea up the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. But this route was closed by ice and would not open until April, too late for campaign season. Because of the quiet nature of the land war in the Maritimes, it was decided to send the 104th Regiment of Foot from Fredericton, N.B. to Kingston, Ontario. 554 men, split into companies of 100, began the long march to Kingston, during one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record. They left Fredericton on February 16th, 1813 and arrived in Kingston on April 12th. The 104th is an under-recognized military march on par with great marches in history, and most certainly one of the more significant feats accomplished during the War of 1812.” St. John River Society
The history of our beautiful county has grown a lot since then and is as varied as it is rich – measured by the diversification of its inhabitants, the true spirit of working together and the demonstration of pride in where we live. Pride in our history runs deep.
As a County Archives, we share that pride and are committed to keeping our history preserved for the interest of future generations. This rich repository is our legacy. There are stories to tell. Being able to take the stories to the present generation is part of the work we undertake and we need your help in doing this. We are anxious to continue the story of the War of 1812. Next summer we hope to be featuring tours and an historic display.
We ask that you consider maintaining your financial support to assist us in bringing Charlotte County’s heritage to a larger audience, to help us maintain and grow programs, to tell the story of our historic links to the War of 1812 and to ensure we can continue to be the repository of our county’s rich history.
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Please know that your donation to the Charlotte County Archives will be used to preserve our unique heritage for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Thank you, Friends of the Archives