The Fenian Raid on Trout River, Quebec, 1870

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The Fenian Raid on Trout River, Quebec, 1870
Abstract
A story of the short-lived invasion of Irish American Fenians who, on May 27, 1870, crossed into Canada from New York State at Trout River, near Huntingdon, Quebec, in an attempt to capture Canada and exchange it for the liberation of Ireland from British domination. The invasion ended quickly when the Fenians were met by 240 soldiers of the 50th Battalion Huntingdon Borders, 500 soldiers of the 69th British Regulars, 300 soldiers of the Montreal Garrison Artillery, and 70 members of the Montreal Engineers. The Americans beat a hasty retreat back across the border.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 13
Issue
no. 3
Date
Summer 2019
Pages
20-22
Language
en
Citation
Stewart, April M. “The Fenian Raid on Trout River, Quebec, 1870.” Quebec Heritage News, Summer 2019.
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