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|Title||19th Light Dragoons Baker Rifle|
|Document source||Parks Canada|
The 19th Light Dragoons are the only British regular cavalry regiment that served in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. William Hamilton Merritt, of the Provincial Light Dragoons gives an account of a trooper of the 19th shooting a fleeing traitor at night, across a farmer’s field in Louth Township in Niagara. This amazing shot was probably achieved with a Baker Rifle. There has long been controversy amongst historians as to whether or not this famous weapon saw service in Canada during the War of 1812.
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