A French Canadian unit played a key role in the War of 1812, in stopping cold an American invasion of Canada, and Hyppolite Brissette fought in that unit at the major battles, eventually becoming wounded. He joined Lt.-Col. Charles de Salaberry’s Canadian Voltigeurs, who fought at the Battle of Chateauguay, portrayed here.

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