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Canadians in American service - CVMM
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:46:17 pm »
The Canadian Virtual Military Museum is currently featuring Canadians in the Civil War - (both sides)

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Re: Canadians in American service - CVMM
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 10:54:43 am »
I have a copy of "Canadians in the Civil War" by Claire Hoy. We were in it up to our eye balls, as combatants as well as commerce.

There were Medal of Honor winners and Generals among them. At least 5000 were killed.

The famous St. Albans raid was plotted and launched from Canada.
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Re: Canadians in American service - CVMM
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 12:03:03 pm »
I have heard that there were several chapters of G.A.R in Canada. One in Hamilton ON.
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THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

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Re: Canadians in American service - CVMM
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 12:16:50 pm »
There were 17 Canadians with the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn, two officers and 15 other ranks.  Both officers were killed.  Lt W.W.Cooke, Custer's adjutant was from Mount Pleasant, ON., now a suburb of Hamilton, ON and Lt Donald McIntosh who was born at Jasper House, AB.  McIntosh's father was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company.  Donald's mother Charlotte, was the daughter of a Chippewayan woman and an English factor.

Cooke was killed with Custer at Last Stand Hill and McIntosh was killed in the valley during Reno's retreat to the hilltop.

Just as an aside, Cooke's saddlebag gun, a Remington .44 cal  cap and ball revolver and his farrier's knife were recovered by the NWMPolice frpom a Sioux when they escaped to Canada after the battle.  Cooke's holster and knife both had his name on them.  They were returned to Cooke's family and on April 6, 1999, Cooke's great-nephew, Blake Cooke was selling both items at a gun auction at Red Deer, AB.  I attended the auction and had both items in my hand.  They sold for $60,000 CDN to an American buyer by the name of Art Unger, from Hicksville, NY.  There were only two bidders with the other one being from Calgary, AB.
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