Office of Deputy Adjutant General, Canada East : registers of officers
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- Canada. Dept. of Adjutant General of Militia.
- Office of Deputy Adjutant General, Canada East : registers of officers
RG 9 I C 6
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The first Militia Act for United Canada, passed in 1846, provided for the appointment of a Deputy Adjutant General in Canada East who was to assist the Adjutant General. The Deputy Adjutant General in Lower Canada (the old provincial name was retained within the militia) had the power to issue Militia General Orders, to grant commissions, as well as the responsibility for the organization, training, management and discipline of the militia. The Deputy Adjutants General in Lower Canada and Upper Canada, and their small staffs, were the only full-time officers in United Canada. As the office of the Adjutant General of Militia was often vacant for lengthy periods, the Deputy Adjutants General were frequently responsible for looking after militia matters in their respective halves of the Province.
This collection contains the registers of officers for various militia corps (Sedentary and Non-Service Militia, as well as independent units for Canada East). The registers generally include the rank and name of officers, the dates of commissions and retreats, and the date and person to whom the commission was delivered.