Thanks to Sean J. McNeill for providing this picture of the guard at Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Established on the shore of Lake Ontario during the war 1812 to defend Upper Canada from American invasion, the small harbour outpost was expanded into a formidable stone fortress in the decades following the conflict. Until 1870, Fort Henry was garrisoned by British troops, after which point it was turned over to the army of the newly independent Dominion of Canada.
As relations between Ottawa and Washington improved in the late 19th Century, Fort Henry became obsolete, although it was briefly used to house enemy POWs during the First World War, a function it would reprise between 1939 and 1945. In the post war period, Fort Henry was designated a national historic site and remains so to this day.
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