Fredericton in York County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
The 104th Regiment / Le 104e Régiment
Six companies of this Fredericton-based regiment made a 700-mile, 52-day march to Quebec and Kingston between February and April 1813. The feat was accomplished in the face of hunger, cold and heavy snows, with remarkably few casualties. The regiment took part in the unsuccessful assault on Sackett’s Harbor in May 1813, and in the siege of Fort George. Most of the troops served out the war in the Kingston region but two flank companies were present at Lundy’s Lane and the assault on Fort Erie in 1814. The regiment remained in Quebec after the war until it was disbanded in 1817.
Entre février et avril 1813, six compagnies de ce régiment de Fredericton marchèrent 700 milles en 52 jours pour se rendre à Québec et à Kingston. Très peu de soldats périrent en cours de route, malgré la faim, le froid et la neige. Le régiment participa à l'assaut manqué de Sackett’s Harbor en mai 1813 et au siège du fort George. La plupart des troupes participèrent à la guerre dans la région de Kingston, mais deux compagnies de flanc étaient présentes à Lundy's Lane et à l'assaut du fort Érié en
Erected 1935 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
Location. 45° 57.749′ N, 66° 38.482′ W. Marker is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in York County. Marker is on Queen Street (New Brunswick Route 102) just west of Rue Carleton Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level at the center of the Soldiers' Barracks south wall, facing Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 463 Queen Street, Fredericton NB E3B 4Y7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fredericton Military Compound / Le Complexe Militaire de Frédéricton (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the Canadian Army (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Epic Winter March of New Brunswick Soldiers in the War of 1812 (about 150 meters away); Charles Rainsford's Brave Rescue (about 150 meters away); Juliana Horatia (Gatty) Ewing (about 150 meters away); Anatomy of the Guard (about 150 meters away); Fredericton City Hall / L'Hôtel de ville de Fredericton (about 180 meters away); Albion House 1871 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot
Also see . . . Winter March of the 104th Regiment. On 15 March 1813, after 24 days on the route from Frederiction, the regiment arrived at Quebec City, the capital of British North America. Here they received 10 days to rest but were then ordered to march west to Chambly near Montreal, a distance of two hundred miles. Just as they approached this destination, they were sent a further two hundred miles west to Kingston. Finally, on 12 April 1813, nearly six weeks after leaving Fredericton, the 104th Regiment of Foot reached Kingston, Upper Canada, to gaze at the British naval squadron anchored on Lake Ontario. (Submitted on September 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.