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Défense du Canada / Defense of Canada

 
 
Défense du Canada / Defense of Canada Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Défense du Canada / Defense of Canada Marker
Inscription.  

En l'honneur des braves qui ont combattu lors de la bataille de « Châteauguay » le 26 octobre 1813 et celle de « Crysler's Farm » le 11 novembre 1813.

Plus de 1000 miliciens du Bas-Saint-Laurent (District de Cornwallis du Bas-Canada) ont participé à la guerre de 1812-1815 qui opposait les forces britanniques, canadiennes et des Premières Nations aux Américains qui tentaient d'envahir le Canada d'alors.

Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent perpétuent la mémoire du « 4e bataillon de milice d'élite incorporée », du « 2e bataillon d'infanterie légère de milice » et des « Chasseurs canadiens ». Le régiment a obtenu pour la Guerre de 1812 les honneurs de batailles de « Châteauguay » et de la « Défense du Canada 1812-1815 ».

[English translation]

In honor of the brave men who fought in the Battle of Chateauguay on October 26, 1813 and Crysler's Farm on November 11, 1813.

Over 1,000 Lower St. Lawrence militiamen (Cornwallis District of Lower Canada) participated in the War of 1812-1815 between British, Canadian, and First Nations forces against Americans attempting to invade Canada.

The St.

Défense du Canada / Defense of Canada Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Défense du Canada / Defense of Canada Marker
In left foreground
Lawrence Fusiliers perpetuate the memory of the "4th Elite Integrated Militia Battalion," the "2nd Militia Light Infantry Battalion," and the "Canadian Chasseurs." The regiment received "Chateauguay" and "Defense of Canada 1812-1815" battle honors for their War of 1812 service.
 
Location. 48° 26.808′ N, 68° 32.214′ W. Marker is in Rimouski, Quebec, in Rimouski-Neigette MRC. Marker is on boulevard Rene Lapage Ouest (Quebec Route 132), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is on the Veterans Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 rue Saint-Germain Ouest, Rimouski, Quebec G5L 4B9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rimouski War of 1812 Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); Monument commémoratif de guerre / War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire (a few steps from this marker); Le Manoir Seigneurial (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Les maisons de colonisation / Settlement Houses (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); La maison du commerce / The House of Commerce (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Maisons d'aujourd'hui / Today's Houses (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Les maisons de notables / Noteworthy Houses (approx. 5.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimouski.
 
Also see . . .
Cannon on Veterans Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
3. Cannon on Veterans Plaza

1. Battle of Châteauguay at The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. An Account of the Battle of Chateauguay by W. D. Lighthall. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Battle of Crysler's Farm at The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Crysler’s Farm: The Battle that Saved Canada. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Cannon on Veterans Plaza Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
4. Cannon on Veterans Plaza Detail
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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