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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)

Militia Garrison 1837-38

Militia Garrison 1837-38 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
1. Militia Garrison 1837-38 Marker
Inscription.  Commemorating the services of the first permanent Militia Garrison of Kingston, assembled by Lieutenant-Colonel R.H. Bonnycastle to defend this city during the Upper Canadian Rebellion. The mobilization saved Kingston from invasion since the regular forces had been sent to Lower Canada. The troops used this area as their drill ground.

Queen’s Military Artillery • Perth Artillery • Frontenac Light Dragoons
1st and 2nd Addington Light Dragoons • 1st Hastings Light Dragoons
1st and 2nd Frontenac • 2nd and 3rd Prince Edward
1st and 2nd Addington • 2nd Lennox • Belleville Rifles
Independent Companies • Tyendinaga Mohawks

Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 44° 13.594′ N, 76° 29.302′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Bagot Street just west of West Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located
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near the northeast corner of City Park, just northeast of the City Park Rink. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Bagot Street, Kingston ON K7L 3E5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. René-Robert Cavelier (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Battalion CEF Cenotaph (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kirkpatrick Fountain (about 150 meters away); Frontenac County Court House / Palais de Justice du Comté de Frontenac (about 150 meters away); The Kingston Observatory / L’Observatoire de Kingston (about 150 meters away); Charles Sangster (about 180 meters away); Sir John Alexander Macdonald (about 210 meters away); War Memorial (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Also see . . .
1. Richard Henry Bonnycastle (Wikipedia). As commanding royal engineer in Upper Canada, he rendered very important services during the Canadian rebellion in 1837–39, particularly in February 1838, when, at the head of a force of militia and volunteers, in the absence of regular troops, he defeated the designs of the insurgents at Napairee, and the brigands at Hickory Island, for an attack on the city of Kingston. For these services he was knighted. (Submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Rebellions of 1837–1838 (Wikipedia)
Militia Garrison 1837-38 Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Bagot Street in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
2. Militia Garrison 1837-38 Marker
(wide view • Bagot Street in background)
. The Rebellions of 1837–1838 were two armed uprisings that took place in Lower and Upper Canada in 1837 and 1838. Both rebellions were motivated by frustrations with political reform. A key shared goal was responsible government, which was eventually achieved in the incidents' aftermath, and eventually led to the British North America Act, 1867 which created Canada and its government. (Submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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