The Glengarry Highlanders and the Suppression of the Rebellions in Lower Canada

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Glengarry Highlanders and the Suppression of the Rebellions in Lower Canada
Abstract
Twice during the Rebellion of 1837 in Lower Canada, the Glengarry Highlanders of neighbouring Upper Canada were sent to help suppress the insurrection in Lower Canada. The author remarks that the Highlanders role "has been described in mixed terms." One British military officer described the Highlanders as "savages who left a trail six miles wide as they came along...burning and pillaging." The author outlines the problems faced by an imperial garrison when it is forced to call upon local troops to quell strife.
Publication
Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research
Volume
Vol. 56
Issue
no. 227
Pages
143-159
Date
Autumn 1978
Language
en
Citation
Senior, Elinor K. “The Glengarry Highlanders and the Suppression of the Rebellions in Lower Canada.” Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research Vol. 56, no. 227 (Autumn 1978): 143–159.
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