Archaeological Mysteries in the Ottawa Area

Dr. Edward Van Cortlandt
Figure 1  Photograph of Dr. Edward Van Cortlandt, September 1870, by William James Topley, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (copy negative number E002505151). Dr. Van Cortlandt's father and other relatives had been involved in the military (Moffat 1973:1-2).  Moreover, in the early years of Bytown Dr. Van Cortlandt served as military medical attendant for the military hospital on Barracks Hill (today Parliament Hill in Ottawa).  Moffat (1973:30-31) also relates that the Ottawa Times reported that “His funeral took place with full military honours…with his regiment, the Field Battery…in attendance.”