On November 11, 2014 the 200th anniversary of McArthur's Raid on St. Thomas was commemorated at the Old St. Thomas Church in St. Thomas with the King's Company of Re-enactors and a crowd of observers. The American flag was raised, historian Steve Peters gave a little background on the raid, and the crowd joined in lighting "sparklers" to represent the historical event.
"On November 11, 1814, US troops plundered the Rapelje Farm ... and stayed overnight on the location of the present Town Hall Towers (140 Talbot Street)." The losses for which Daniel submitted a claim included 150 bushels of wheat, 80 bushels of corn, 300 panels (rails) of fence, 40 bushels of oats, 50 bushels of potatoes, 12 tons of hay, 12 sheep, 2 hives of bees, 2 hogs, 1 horse and household furniture. (From "Elgin & the War of 1812" commemorative plaque descriptions by Elgin County Museum and the Elgin Historical Society)