Merry Hearts Make Light Days

Merry Hearts Make Light Days

The War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot

Book - 1994
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A personal memoir by Lieutenant John Le Couteur, a British officer of the war in North America. The author provides us with an interesting, humorous portrait of 19th century Canadian society, as well as many of his own sketches and watercolours.
Publisher: Ottawa : Carleton University Press, 1994.
ISBN: 9780886292256
Branch Call Number: 971.034092 LeCou h7ma 01
Characteristics: xi, 308 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Graves, Donald E. (Donald Edward), 1949-


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Aug 21, 2013

Two important details were omitted in the description for this book.

One, is that it HAS an index. This means the book can be used again and again as the reader wishes to look up a name, place or event!

Two, It speaks about the 104th Regiment of Foot. This fact seems to be played down in the Description.
The 104th made the epic 1100 km march from Fredericton, N.B. to Quebec, then on to Kingston. This
March has never been done successfully before or since.

There is lots to learn in this book for anyone who is researching the War of 1812, the 104th Regiment, or an ancestor that was in that Regiment. Becuase it was written in Diary style, you would know what your ancestor was doing on a particular day during the war.
Karen Prytula

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