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Grenadier officer, 1st, or The Royal Regiment of Foot, 1838

Type: Image

This officer of the elite grenadier company of the 1st, or The Royal Regiment of Foot wears the regiment's full dress uniform. Because the fighting in Lower Canada took place during the winter months, this handsome dress would have been covered by a warm grey greatcoat in the field. (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence

Map of the Montreal area at the time of the 1837-1838 Rebellions

Type: Image

The rebellions occurred mainly in the Richelieu River Valley in Saint-Denis and Saint-Charles, as well as in Saint-Eustache and in the vicinity of Beauharnois.

Site: National Defence

The Battle of Saint-Eustache, 14 December 1837

Type: Image

At the end of the battle of Saint-Eustache in December 1837, fleeing Patroites were intercepted on the frozen Rivière de Mille Îles by the Saint Eustache Loyal Volunteers (most of whom were French Canadians). This 1840 engraving was based on a sketch of the incident by a British officer who took part in the battle. Note the winter clothing worn by both sides. The church at Saint-Eustache, the main Patriote stronghold, can be seen burning in the background. (Library and Archives Canada, C-000396)

Site: National Defence

The British Strike North of Montreal

Type: Document

December 1837 saw British forces under General Colborne move to regain control of the regions north of Montreal from Patriote forces. On December 14th, Colborne's troops took the Patriote headquarters at Saint-Eustache from the poorly armed and outnumbered defenders.

Site: National Defence

Battle of Saint-Eustache and Its Aftermath - Rebellion and Reform

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

The Battle of Saint-Eustache centered on the village church and the rebels who sought sanctuary there. This article describes the British attack on the church and the retreat of the Patriote leaders. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation