Turning Back the Fenians: New Brunswick's Last Colonial Campaign

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In the 1860s, New Brunswick experienced its own brand of international terrorism. The Fenian Brotherhood sought the ouster of the British from their beloved Ireland and found support among Irish-American immigrants. Eager to help the cause, the American Fenian sympathizers planned to invade British North America and hold it hostage. New Brunswick, with its large Irish population and undefended frontier, seemed the perfect target.

In the spring of 1866, a thousand Fenians massed ...

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Overview

In the 1860s, New Brunswick experienced its own brand of international terrorism. The Fenian Brotherhood sought the ouster of the British from their beloved Ireland and found support among Irish-American immigrants. Eager to help the cause, the American Fenian sympathizers planned to invade British North America and hold it hostage. New Brunswick, with its large Irish population and undefended frontier, seemed the perfect target.

In the spring of 1866, a thousand Fenians massed along the southwest border of New Brunswick. But when Lieutenant-Governor Arthur Hamilton Gordon revitalized the New Brunswick militia, calling in British soldiers and a squadron of warships, the force proved too much for the enemy, who retreated and turned their efforts against the more vulnerable central Canada. The threat of this Fenian attack fanned the flames of an already red-hot political debate, and a year later, in 1867, New Brunswick joined Confederation.

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"Robert L. Dallison's Turning Back the Fenians: New Brunswick's Last Colonial Campaign makes a significant contribution to this part of our history by shedding light on the motivations, maneuvers, and organization of New Brunswick's militias in their fight against Fenian invasion. . . . provides valuable insight into the events surrounding the Fenian crisis in New Brunswick and elucidates the experiences of the local militiamen charged with defending their homeland. Rather than simply using this work to give a general overview of the military tactics involved in the crisis, Dallison is able to breathe new life into this oft-neglected aspect of pre-Confederation history." — canadianmilitaryhistory.ca

"A recommended read." — Daily Gleaner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864924612
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & Gregg Centre for Study of War & Society
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: New Brunswick Military Heritage Series , #8
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 7.89 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Dallison served for 35 years with the Canadian Army, retiring as a lieutenant-colonel. Prior to joining the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry he completed a B.A. (History and International Studies) at the University of British Columbia. He has travelled the world, serving with the United Nations in Cyprus, and as staff intelligence officer in Germany. A graduate of Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College, he is a highly respected historian. Upon his retirement, he became the director of the award-winning Kings Landing Historical Settlement, in Prince William, New Brunswick, a position he held from 1992 to 2002. In addition, he has been president of Fredericton Heritage Trust and was the New Brunswick representative on the Board of Governors for Heritage Canada.
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