The Fenian Raids - 1866 to 1871

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The Fenian Raids - 1866 to 1871

Post by Temujin » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:01 am

The Fenians were a secret society of Irish patriots who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. Some North American members of this movement were intent on taking Canada by force and exchanging it with Britain for Irish independence. From 1866 to 1871 the Fenians launched a series of small, armed incursions of Canada, each of which was put down by government forces — at the cost of dozens killed and wounded on both sides.
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Noncommissioned officers of the 10th Royal Regiment of Toronto Volunteers
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No 5 Company, Queen Own Rifles of Canada Regiment
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Officers of the Saint John Volunteer Battalion, Fenian Raid, 1866
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No. 1 Co., 3rd Battalion of the Victoria Rifles, on return from Fenian Raid, Montréal, Québec, 1870.
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Re: The Fenian Raids - 1866 to 1871

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Canadian Volunteers guarding the Line near Richard’s Farm
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Border Volunteers stand over a Fenian slain during the Battle of Eccles Hill, 1870.
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Re: The Fenian Raids - 1866 to 1871

Post by Temujin » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:36 pm

Group photo of Canadian Militia who repelled Fenians
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