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Adjutant-General's Office, Upper Canada: Register of officers

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Reel ID
T-3488
T-3489
Document Record
Creator Upper Canada. Adjutant General's Office.
Title Adjutant-General's Office, Upper Canada: Register of officers
Identifier lac_mikan_133520
186038
RG 9 I B 5
R1022-12-8-E
Government
Military
Genealogy
Document source Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Language eng
Description From the end of the 18th century to the unification of Lower and Upper Canada, the role of Adjutant-General was considered the most important position in the Canadian militia. He reported to the Governor General and his principal function was to enforce the various militia acts. As intermediary between the Governor and the militia officers, the Adjutant General was responsible to ensure that the militia assembled and trained annually, that returns and nominal rolls were produced regularly, that general orders were issued and transmitted, that the militia played its part in times of war, and finally, that militiamen and veterans were rewarded for their participation in armed conflicts.
This collection consists of registers containing lists of officers commanding units of the Upper Canada Militia. The Adjutant General, in his role as intermediary between the Governor and the militia officers, was responsible for ensuring that these lists were produced regularly.
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