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The War of 1812 Magazine

Issue 7: September 2007

Reviews: Books, Film, Collectables and Ephemera

Scouts Re-enact War of 1812: A Second Update

In December 2006, Issue 5 of the War of 1812 Magazine carried an article regarding an annual re-enactment of the War of 1812 by scouts from Canada and the United States in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The scouts don jackets and uniforms of the respective armies and are armed with muskets produced by the Scout groups. Once assembled, the scouts not only parade through the town, but also engage in a mock battle just outside of Fort George, the site of considerable action during the war.

The April 2007 issue of the War of 1812 Magazine provided a further update on the construction of a British 9 pdr gun made by Max Toms and Terry Honour, two members of Scouts Canada. Using machined wood and specially crafted metal pieces, they have constructed a magnificent replica of a British 9 pdr gun, the likes of which were common during the War of 1812. The gun has since been completed and below are several images showing the final product. Max and Terry hope to fire the gun at this years’ re-enactment.

Thanks to Terry Honour for providing the images.

Click on the image for a larger view.

Boy Scout's 9 Pounder
Boy Scout's 9 Pounder
Boy Scout's 9 Pounder
The business end of the 9 pdr gun.
Detail of the trail, breach and elevating mechanism.
Close up view of the forward end of the limber.
Boy Scout's 9 Pounder
Boy Scout's 9 Pounder
The gun and limber with one of the gun crew.
A nice view of the gun and limber.