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The Battle of Longwoods 200 anniversary Commemoration
Ceremony will take place 2945 Longwoods Road, Southwest
Middlesex (5 km east of Wardsville) in honour of the 16
soldiers of the British forces and the 5 soldiers of the
American forces who died in the Battle of Longwoods March 4, 1814.
The tentative schedule is as follows (Subject to Change)
March 4, 2014
5:00 p.m. Memorial service to remember the fallen
soldiers, wreath laying ceremony, salute to the deceased.
5:30 p.m. Official transfer of the property from Middlesex County to the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex.
5:40 p.m. Dedication of the property as a Park for
March 8, 2014
2:00 p.m. Military Reenactment of the Battle of Longwoods
on the actual site of the battle March 4, 1814
2:45 p.m. Dedication of the Memorial Plaque
3:00 p.m. Military Drum Head Service (funeral) to
commemorate the British and American soldiers who died March 4, 1814. The remains were left on the field in the one foot of snow. Some of the remains may have been gathered, burned and buried later on the spring of 1814 . Modern Canadian
forces will provide support.
3:45 p.m. Reception in a tent across the road to meet and
greet the attendee, guests and those taking part in the
6:00 p.m. Dinner, entertainment and dance in Glencoe at
the Agriplex Auditorium (Charge $20.00 per person with
advance tickets available)
March 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. Memorial church service at the Wardsville United Church
Go to http://battleoflongwoods.ca for complete information.