Sunday, 2 May 2010

Ottawa's first military casualties

Today, 2 May 2010, marks the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Cut Knife Hill during the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. Amongst the casualities were John Rogers and William Osgood of the Ottawa Company of Sharpshooters. They are memorialized by the Sharpshooter statue which now stands near Ottawa City Hall and the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

A new website giving a graphic impression of the Rebellion history from a Metis perspective is at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/Metis/index.html

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