Ridgeway Read ✓ 108

Peter Vronsky Ò 8 Read

R rifles even onceWhen they fought the Fenians near the village of Ridgeway the next day a single rifle company of students took the brunt of a counter attack by insurgents and suffered the most killed and wounded The events of Junewere covered up by the Macdonald government The story was falsified so thoroughly that most Canadians today have not heard of the first modern battle in which Canadians died.

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Fight them came from a generation that had not seen combat at home for than years Led by inexperienced upper class officers the volunteer soldiers were mostly young some as young as years old They were farm boys shopkeepers apprentices schoolteachers store clerks and two rifle companies of University of Toronto students hastily called out from their final exams Many had not fired live rounds from thei.

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  In this groundbreaking narrative historian investigative journalist and filmmaker Peter Vronsky uncovers the hidden history of the Battle of Ridgeway and explores its significance to Canada’s nation building myths and traditionsOn Junethan Fenian insurgents invaded Canada across the Niagara River from Buffalo NY The Fenians were mostly battle hardened Civil War veterans the Canadian troops sent to.

3 thoughts on “Ridgeway

  1. says:

    This is a fascinating history of how Irish American insurgents the Fenians mostly former veterans of the just ended Civil War invaded Canada in 1866 As everybody is commemorating the War of 1812 currently many forget that the “last invasion” of Canada from US territory took place shortly after the Civil War in June 1866 as thou

  2. says:

    Wonderful account of the Fenian Raids of 1866 and the events that lead and followed it Some of the discussion on bullets and guns gets a little long but this account almost plays the event by the minutes and brings light to an evening of Canad

  3. says:

    Enjoyed reading this book Good background information and afterword info Will have to check out the battlefield site as I live in the Niagara peninsula

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