Battle reenacted

On October 5th, I attended a reenactment of the Battle of Chateauguay, in which Corp. Thomas Cogswell was killed in action. I wished that this had been during a Cogswell family reunion, but it was too soon after the Cleveland reunion, so that will have to wait until next year and be a reunion marking two hundred years of peace between our two nations. The British unexpectedly won that battle against a far larger contingent of Americans. The reenactment took place on the actual battle field which is now a cow pasture, whose owner kindly allowed the re-enactors to use it, along with the several hundred spectators. A film depicting the battle (from the Canadian viewpoint) can be seen at
Shown below: The Americans return fire. Battle scene with “dead” American Soldier. The re-enactment encampment at Ormstown, Quebec
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About mcogswell2

I am a retired minister of the United Church of Canada. I am currently Editor of the Cogswell Courier, the newsletter of the Cogswell Family Association.
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