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John "Daddy" Hall, War of 1812 Veteran and Freed Slave

It's a big weekend for historical celebrations. The Roots to Boots Festival is taking place in Amherstburg to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
It's also Windsor's annual Emancipation Day Celebration at Festival Plaza. And there's an interesting connection between them.
We're going to tell you the story of a soldier who fought with Chief Tecumseh, by the name of John "Daddy" Hall. Here with the details is Peter Meyler. He's the editor of the newest edition of the historical memoir "Broken Shackles," and he'll be in Amherstburg on Sunday.

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