Category: Fenian Raids

Categories: Canadian Military History | Irish Immigrants to America | Ireland, Military History

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Fenian Raids: Between 1866 and 1871, the Fenian raids of the Fenian Brotherhood, an Irish Republican organization based in the United States, on British army forts, customs posts and other targets in Canada, were fought to bring pressure on Britain to withdraw from Ireland. They divided Catholic Irish-Canadians, many of whom were torn between loyalty to their new home and sympathy for the aims of the Fenians. The Protestant Irish were generally loyal to Britain and fought with the Orange Order against the Fenians. While the U.S. authorities arrested the men and confiscated their arms, there is speculation that some in the U.S. government had turned a blind eye to the preparations for the invasion, angered at actions that could have been construed as Canadian assistance to the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. There were five Fenian raids of note and all of them ended in failure.

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17 Apr 1850 Canada - 11 Oct 1935
abt 22 Feb 1844 Carleton Place, Canada - 01 Sep 1935
31 Oct 1838 Beckwith, Lanark, Upper Canada - 18 Feb 1939
31 Aug 1833 Lower Canada - 21 Dec 1898

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04 Sep 1814 Nelson, Halton, Upper Canada - 14 Apr 1874 photo
16 Apr 1841 Norfolk County, Canada West - 23 Oct 1921 photo

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22 Oct 1843 Walpole, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom - 02 Jun 1914

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05 Oct 1842 Beamsville, Clinton, Lincoln, Canada West - 04 Jan 1927 photo

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05 May 1848 Ballyvourney, County Cork, Ireland - 22 Dec 1914 photo

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abt 08 Aug 1848 New York - 17 Dec 1931
08 Oct 1840 Ontario, Canada - 09 Apr 1906
bef 02 Apr 1833 Newnham, Kent - 22 Feb 1906 photo
abt 1782 Inverness, Scotland photo
11 Sep 1834 Comrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland - 19 Dec 1904 photo
abt 03 Dec 1844 Quebec City, District Judiciaire de Qu├ębec, Quebec - 14 Jan 1908
05 Apr 1830 Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 26 Jun 1906 photo

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08 Mar 1834 Drumgallon, Clontibret parish, Co Monaghan, Ireland - 07 Jan 1878 photo

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29 Oct 1844 Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada - 05 Dec 1928 photo

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1843 Port Credit, Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada - 20 Jun 1908 photo
abt 1844 Huntley, Carleton, Canada West - 27 Oct 1935
11 Nov 1835 Dundalk, co. Louth, Ireland - 1891
1820 Dunmanway, Cork, Ireland - 10 Apr 1892 photo

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12 Nov 1840 Hull, Canada East - 17 Dec 1882 photo




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