The Militia: the 77th Wentworth Regiment

The 13th Battalion, Volunteer Militia of Canada was formed in 1862 in Hamilton and saw action in 1866 at the battle of Ridgeway against the Fenian invaders from the United States.

In 1872, the Wentworth Regiment was raised into which several Hamilton companies transferred. The No. 1 Company operated out of Dundas. But this time the Canadian Militia consisted of volunteers who received military training one week a year, provided by the small permanent force garrisons at Kingston and Quebec City.

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