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Canadian Voltigeurs on the march in 1813

Caption: Canadian Voltigeurs on the march in 1813

The companies of the Provincial Corps of Light Infantry (better known as the 'Canadian Voltigeurs') would have looked like this when marching south from Montreal in October of 1813 to take up defensive positions at Châteauguay. Some of the men wear their greatcoats, while others have only their grey uniform coats. At left is an Amerindian scout - possibly a Mohawk from Kanesatake or Kahnawake near Montreal. Reconstruction by Gerald A. Embleton. (Parks Canada)