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Militiaman, Lower Canada Sedentary Militia, 1813

Caption: Militiaman, Lower Canada Sedentary Militia, 1813

This image of a Lower Canada Sedentary militiaman is based on the description of a British army surgeon, who encountered several regiments of Sedentary Militia in October of 1813. With the exception of his crossbelts and musket, issued by the British, everything this man wears is civilian clothing. Nevertheless, observers were impressed by the 'air of uniformity' of the militia's clothing. Reconstruction by Gerald A. Embleton. (Parks Canada)