Northern Exposure - Canadians in the Civil War

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Most Americans understand the grim realities of the Civil War. Three million men under arms. Some 600,000 deaths. But few know 50,000 Canadians fought, many to collect $200 bounties, others Shanghaied by unscrupulous characters working northern bars, borders and brothels. Four Union generals were Canadian-born; 29 Medal of Honor winners; a Canadian was in General Grant’s honor guard at Appottomax; another was at Lincoln’s bedside as he lay dying, still another led the squad that caught John Wilkes Booth. The assassination plot began in a Montreal hotel. Confederates ran extensive operations from Toronto’s Queen’s Hotel, fostering several hostile actions, including an attempt to burn down several New York City hotels and public buildings. From Halifax – where some businesses accepted Confederate money - sleek blockade runners helped supply the South with arms, food and clothing. To be sure, it was an American war, but it had a profound impact upon Canada... More > which continues to this day.< Less
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October 22, 2013
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