Soldiers often liked to gamble by playing various dice and card games. In fact, soldiers were so prolific with their gambling that on a number of occasions men would play dice games just minutes before battle. One officer noted that just before a battle the ground was covered with cards and dice, since it was considered bad luck to carry these items into battle.
If you want to experience some entertainment involving the War of 1812, make sure you head to Old Fort Erie to see
from a Campfire. The Dominion Repertory Theatre performs this play set during
the War of 1812 and tells the story of a young man thrown back into the time of
the War of 1812. The play runs from July 28 to Sept. 2, Tuesdays through
Sundays at dusk. For more information, please click here. Sparks