Crown Forces
2nd Battle
Sackets Harbor

Marker for the 2nd Battle of Sackets HarborThe British Raid
on the
American Naval Base at
Sacket’s Harbor, 1813

When the campaign season opened in April 1813, the United States planned to exploit their control of Lake Ontario by attacking Kingston, York and Fort George in the Niagara, with a force assembled at Sackets Harbor. As American intelligence indicated the defences at Kingston were formidable, it was decided to first attack York and then hold it until a relief force was detached from Fort George to reclaim it. The Americans would then make a lightening move across Lake Ontario, reduce that fort and, aided by an army that would cross the river, secure the Canadian side of the Niagara. Afterwards, a blockade was to be established at Kingston to contain the British naval squadron. American Commodore Chauncey would then proceed direct to Lake Erie and then “destroy” British naval power, take Malden and Detroit, and then proceed into Lake Huron and attack Mackinac. Continue reading Crown Forces
2nd Battle
Sackets Harbor

Colin Mackenzie
1st Regiment Addington Militia

Lieutenant Colin MacKenzie  1773 – 1850

Colin MacKenzie was the son of Colin MacKenzie Sr, a sergeant with Jessup’s Loyal Rangers and Sarah Powers. Colin Jr. was born at Crown Point, New York and he is listed as a drummer on Jessup’s Muster Roll of 1783 in Captain Peter Drummond’s Coy.

Colin marries Mary Howard on 15 Apr 1794 on Amherst Island on a ceremony performed by Rev. John Langhorn. Mary was the daughter of Lt. John Howard of the King’s Royal Yorkers.

Colin takes the rank of Lieutenant on 22 Feb 1813 in the Addington Militia and served throughout the war, appearing on the 1815 Muster Roll.

David Lockwood
1st Regiment Addington Militia

Ensign David Lockwood 1770-1821

David Lockwood was born in Manchester, Vermont. He was the son of Sjt. Joseph Lockwood ( b.1730 ) who served under General Burgoyne.  After the capture of Burgoyne, his father went to New York where he died. David and his widowed mother Rachel Mallory came to Sorel, Quebec. His mother married Captain Jeptha Hawley and made their way to Ernesttown ( Bath ) in 1784.  Their house still stands at the west end of the village.

David married Hannah Fraser on 1 Jul 1792. They were married by Rev. John Langhorn. He takes the rank of Ensign on 19 Oct 1809 in the 1st Regiment Addington Militia and serves during the War of 1812.

Norris Brisco
1st Regiment Addington Militia

Captain Norris Brisco  1764-1849

Norris ( Nathan ) Brisco arrived from the Green Mountain state of Vermont. His parents Isaac Brisco and Ruth Hawley. Norris was from New Milford Connecticut and was married to Elizabeth ( Elizabeth was from Saratoga Co, New York ) on 19 Jan 1795. They had seven children.

He takes a commission as the Captain of the 1st Addington Regiment Militia on 14 Oct 1809 and holds that rank until the end of the war ( Muster List for the 1st Regiment Addinton Militia 1815). Norris and Elizabeth are buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Bath.

David Bastedo
2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

David Tice Bastedo is the son of Jacob Bastedo UE and Clarissa Jean Van Slyke.  David was born on 12 Mar 1769 near Schenectady, NY.  During the American Revolution and while still a teenager David joined his uncle, Capt Gilbert Tice, at Fort Niagara and later Newark where he served as a scout with Butler’s Rangers during the last year of the war.

Following the war he married Elizabeth McMicking, daughter of Peter McMicking UE and settled at Stamford, Ont.   David joined the 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia and served as an Ensign until his promotion to Lt by Pres Andrew Grant in May of 1806.

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John Kelly
1st Flank Company
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Private John KellyJohn was born about 1775, to Jonathan Kelly and Elizabeth Shaver. He died 19 Jun  1839,  and is buried at Bowman United Church Cemetery in Ancaster Twp. During the War of 1812, John Kelly served as a Private, in the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia.

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Henry Hagle Jr
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Henry Jr was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada 16 November 1795 and died 19 October 1836. He was the son of Henry Hagle Sr 1753-1834 and Hannah Christina Miner 1762-1826.

Sergeant Henry Hagle, JrHenry along with his brother Luke and father fought in the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia.

Henry’s father, Henry Sr settled at Ancaster in the spring of 1795, and later bought Lot 50 Conc 4 Ancaster from Jacob Bowman.

They heard from their father, Henry Hagle (1753-1834), that the Hagle family, after the reformation, had moved from Wurttemberg, a State in southern Germany, north to Hanover. When the agents of William Penn scoured Europe for Yeomen and tradesman to settle the State of Pennsylvania in the early 1700’s, one Henry Hagle, at the age of 14, came to America and lived for a while in Philadelphia. He had several children who where raised in New Jersey. During the American Revolution, a son, Jasper, while a prisoner-of-war at Valley Forge was poisoned by the rebels, so it was said.

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