Letter #10 March 16, 1863: Reverberations of the American Civil War

The undertaking of transcribing and sharing the Kaine letters over the last ten months has taken me on many interesting journeys into the past and brought to life the history of Canada in a way that I could not have imagined. All of the letters have piqued my curiosity about the lives of my pioneer…

Letter #11 April 25, 1863: Freedom of Thought and Action

No, I have not lost count! My last post was Letter #9 and I am sharing Letter #11 out of sequence as Letter #10 contains some material that may be disturbing for contemporary readers. I am delaying the post until I have consulted with others and decided how to present it in a sensitive manner.…

Huron County Here We Come!

My pioneer Kaine relatives settled in Huron County, 60 miles north west of London in Southwestern Ontario. This post shares some things about the location and history of Huron County. But first, I want to relate how this part of Ontario has personal significance to me. The fondest memories from my teens are from Huron…