The Bishop’s House itself holds a special place in their hearts. This was where the Fencibles regiment was born with Reverend Alexander Macdonell as chaplain — known later as the Big Bishop or the Warrior Bishop. (Years earlier, during the Napoleonic War in Europe, Macdonell had been chaplain of the original Glengarry Fencibles.)
The present-day Fencibles are a welcoming group, open to sharing their knowledge with the public. Modern members are concentrated throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, but they are proud to train right here in Glengarry County, often at the Dunvegan Museum.