Huron County historian, author and artist Paul Carrroll is releasing a new book about William Tiger Dunlop (1792 – 1848).
Carroll’s book, The Tiger: Soldier, Engineer and Army Surgeon, explores Dunlop’s contributions during the 1812 war.
Caroll says a large portion of the book is from Dunlop’s own work, Recollections of the American War.
“It is essentially an editor’s version of much of the Tiger’s own work, with commentary added and expansions as deemed appropriate or necessary,” Carroll writes in the Foreword.
“I want this book about Dunlop’s role in the War of 1812 to be a volume for popular consumption, easy to read; and, to be less challenging for the reader than many formal histories tend to be.”
Williams worked on wounded men at Crysler’s Farm and Lundy’s Lane battles and others. It is said he worked tirelessly and often alone to treat the wounded.
Dunlop is a beloved character in Huron and beyond. He was an MP in the first Parliament of the Parliament of Canada.
He also worked for the Canada Company, was an author, justice of the peace and held other positions.
The kids and I went to visit Tiger Dunlop’s tomb just outside Goderich.
They found it quite fascinating.
His tomb is where Carroll’s book launch will be held on Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. It’s just outside Goderich off Hwy. 21 north. Take Airport Rd. Word is Dunlop will be there.
Carroll sent me the pictures above. He acquired rights to use the Dunlop picture from the Royal Ontario Museum version of the restored image that was at the Butler’s Barracks Museum at Niagara. It is in colour in his book.
The field hospital image is from the U.S. Civil War and the only visual of its kind that Carroll could find.
As the bicentennial commemorations continue, it’s nice that a local hero is being recognized.