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Name Letter
Object ID 992.5.297
Date 1860
Description This is a letter, dated August 1860, to Colonel McDougal from Sir Allan McNabb in Dundurn, regarding the spot where Sir Isaac Brock fell during the Battle of Queenston Heights. Both McDougal and McNabb were on the Committee for the Erection of Brock's Monument. McDougal was in the Upper Canada Incorporated Militia during the war of 1812. It is said that he was at Fort George on March 27, 1813 when it was taken by American troops. He was also severely wounded at Lundy's Lane on July 25, 1814 when he was struck 7 times but was able to recover from his wounds. Unfortunately, McDougal had health problems and a lead ball stuck in his body for the rest of his life. He reached the rank of Colonel in the 1st Lincoln Regiment after the War of 1812.