Officer, Upper Canada Militia, in 1814

Caption: Officer, Upper Canada Militia, in 1814

By 1814, officers of some of the Flank companies of the Upper Canada Militia had acquired uniforms. Apart from the 'round hat' he wears, this man is largely indistinguishable from a regular army officer. Smaller details such as gilt uniform buttons and the oval belt plate would distinguish a militiaman. A similar uniform red uniform with blue facings was worn by the officers of the Incorporated Militia Battalion of Upper Canada in 1814-1815. Reconstruction by Gerald A. Embleton. (Canadian Department of National Defence)