Canadian Campaigns, 1860-70
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Canadian Campaigns, 1860-70 by Rene Chartrand
Book DescriptionAlthough the US never attempted another invasion of British Canada after the war of 1812, during which British regulars and Canadian militia fought major pitched battles against US invaders, the threat lingered in the air for much of the 19th century. A series of brushfire wars disturbed Canada's peaceful development and in 1866 and again in 1870, large bodies of fanatical Irish-American volunteers attempted to stir up war between the two countries by mounting the "Fenian Raids" - serious campaigns, involving troops of brigade strength. In the later years of the decade, Louis Riel led two rebellions by Indians and French-Canadians which required considerable efforts to put them down. Significantly it was not British regulars but local Canadian troops that suppressed the last rebellion. This book details the rebel forces and the British force and fledgling Canadian army which fought them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855322264
(248mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Rene Chartrand
David Ross and Grant Tyler are curators with Parks Canada and the Candian Armed Forces, respectively. They are established authorities on Canada's military heritage, having previously written Men-at-Arms 197, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873-1987.
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