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Date > 1700

Weapons

Type: Document

This section illustrates a selection of firearms and bladed weapons used by British and Canadian military units during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Site: National Defence

Military Costumes

Type: Document

This section is a collection of surviving artifacts and period artists' illustrations. Illustrated are uniform coats of officers or enlisted men from a variety of Canadian and British units that served in present-day Canada during the period 1780-1870.

Site: National Defence

York Redoubt - History

Type: Document

In 1793, at the outbreak of war between Britain and revolutionary France, harbour batteries were hastily erected to secure Halifax from attack by sea. In the 19th century York Redoubt and the Citadel used signal flags to keep each other informed of ships' movements. During the First World War, the site was used as barracks for assigned infantry and for troops waiting to go overseas. Early in the Second World War, the Redoubt was the nerve centre for harbour defences, and included an anti-submarine net. York Redoubt remained in military use until 1956.

Site: Parks Canada

Introduction to the Study of Military History for Canadian Students

Type: Document

This publication offers nine examples of Canadian campaigns chosen from different periods of history. It also includes a very brief history of the development of Canadian Army organization. The Principles of War, in the form adopted by the Canadian Chiefs of Staff, are printed as an appendix.

Site: National Defence

Regiments and Units Serving in Canada 1755-1871

Type: Document

A list of the regiments and other units of the American, British, Canadian, French and Spanish militaries that served in present-day Canada during the period 1755-1871. Included are the dates of each unit's service, and the modern-day provinces in which the service was done.

Site: National Defence

National Historic Site - York Redoubt

Type: Document

Established in 1793 on a bluff overlooking the harbour entrance, and expanded in the 19th and 20th centuries, York Redoubt was a key element in the defence of Halifax Harbour. This historic site is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.

Site: Parks Canada

Changing Boundaries 1756-1871

Type: Interactive Resource

Series of five maps illustrate the shifting boundaries of European land claims in North America from 1756 to 1871.

Site: National Defence

Chronology of Major Battles from 1755 – 1870

Type: Document

A list of the most important military engagements between 1755 and 1870 in Canada

Site: National Defence