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From: Frances LaChance <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] War of 1812
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:11:39 -0400
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It was all British troops in Louisiana [no Canadians] and that was fought after the end of
the war - but no one knew peace had been negotiated. More death for nothing because
nothing was gained as far as borders were concerned. Also the Natives lost any hope of
obtaining permanent lands in North America.

I thought it was a fairly balanced documentary. It gave credit to the British/Canadian
land victories; the taking of Michilimacinac & Detroit among them, which is unusual for
American historians - and acknowledged the unpreparedness of the Americans. Also a lot of
the 'experts' were Canadian & Native so it was a good mix that way too.

Fran





On 10/10/2011 11:22 PM, Paul L LeBlanc wrote:
> Missed the show. I will have to catch rebroadcast.
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> Did they say if any Canadian units went to Louisiana? I grew up about a mile from the Chalmette battlefield.
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> Were there cousins fighting cousins?
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> Paul
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