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   Event Details - War of 1812 Love Story Subject of Valentine Lectur


  • Start Date: Thursday February 15
  • End Date: Thursday February 15
  • Start Time: 07:30 AM
  • Location: Government House
  • Phone Number: 5064556041
  • Event Website: Website


A tragic love story featuring a Fredericton-born hero of the War of 1812 and his childhood sweetheart will be the subject of historian Bob Dallison's presentation at the York Sunbury Historical Society February lecture. This free event begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road, Fredericton. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

A son of a Loyalist, John Jenkins was Fredericton born and raised. As a young man, he enlisted in New Brunswick’s famous 104th Regiment. When the War of 1812 broke out, he promptly went off to war. He played a key role in the stunning British victory at the Battle of Ogdensburg, New York. His commanding officer was so impressed by his leadership and courage, he declared Jenkins a war hero. Unfortunately, in this action, he was grievously wounded and permanently disabled. Defying the odds, John Jenkins managed to return to Fredericton and marry his childhood sweetheart Penelope Winslow.

Bob Dallison is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Canadian Army and former Chief of Staff of the Combat Arms School at CFB Gagetown. He is the author of 3 volumes in the NB Military History Heritage Project and a long time member of the York Sunbury Historical Society.

For further information, please contact:

Melynda Jarratt
Executive Director, Fredericton Region Museum
Tel: 506-455-6041
Email: frederictonregionmuseum@gmail.com
Web: www.frederictonregionmuseum.com

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