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The Upper Canadian Volunteers (U.C.V.) were a small military unit organized at Fort George, Upper Canada, in July 1813 by Joseph Willcocks to fight with American forces during the War of 1812. The U.C.V. participated in the occupation of the Niagara peninsula July to Dec. 1813, and withdrew to the U.S. after burning Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) in December 1813. The unit fought in all the major battles of 1814, including the siege of Fort Erie where Willcocks was killed. After the war, its members received free land grants from the American Congress

War of 1812 Upper Canadian Volunteers - Roll of men belonging to the corps of Canadian volunteers In the service of the United States under the command of col. Jos. Willcocks who were ordered to service in different detachments. List taken At Batavia As Of June 1815

Name:    Date of Enlistment    Status

Smith, Luther, Sgt.    July 18, 1813     Wounded at Bridgewater
Squires, Ephraim H, Sgt    Dec 12, 1813
Thomas, Seneca, Sgt.    July 18, 1813
Seely, Silas, H, Sgt.    July 18, 1813
Bennett, John, Pvt    July 18, 1813
Fosgat, Silas, Pvt    Dec 7, 1813
McGee, William Pvt    July 18, 1813
Mallory, Abraham Pvt    May 18, 1814
Gaugh, John Pvt    July 18, 1813
Dean, Silas Pvt    Nov 12, 1813
Griffith, Joseph Pvt    Jan 31, 1814
Sherwood, Nathan Pvt    Nov 12, 1813
Johnson, John Pvt    July 18, 1813
Simmons, John Pvt    Feb 18, 1814
Curtis, Grove C    July 18, 1813
Fraser, Samuel, Pvt    Nov 7, 1813     Wound ed at Bridgewater
Merselas, Cary, Pvt    Dec 12, 1813
Palmer, David Pvt    Dec 12, 1813    Taken prisoner, Black Rock
Huffman, William Pvt    May 18, 1814
Lewis, Jonah Pvt    Dec 12, 1813
McGee, James Pvt    July 18, 1813
Gilbert, Abner Pvt    July 18, 1813
Tufford, Phillip Pvt    Nov 3, 1813

The above list or roll of men were mustered as aobve described and were discharged at Batavia June the 15th.
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