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The Patriotes capture a piece of British artillery during the Battle of Saint-Denis, 23 November 1837

Caption: The Patriotes capture a piece of British artillery during the Battle of Saint-Denis, 23 November 1837

The Patriotes are shown celebrating the capture a piece of an abandoned British artillery piece after their victory at Saint-Denis, 22 November, 1837. This 1887 reconstruction by Henri Julien gives a good idea of the varied clothing and weapons worn by the rebels. Note, for instance, the pitchfork-wielding man wearing a capot and touque at right centre. One minor inaccuracy is that the weapon shown is a long-barreled cannon instead of the short-barreled howitzer that was taken on the day. (Library and Archives Canada, C-018294)