Monday, 6 April 2015

Ottawa Sharpshooters Enroute

130 years ago today, in 1885, the men of the Ottawa Company of Sharpshooters had left Ottawa and were slogging their way by train, sleigh and on foot across the top of the Great Lakes to become part of the Northwest Field Force suppressing the Northwest Rebellion (or Resistance if you prefer). It was the Easter weekend.
Two of those men, Privates William Osgood and John Rogers fell in the Battle of Cut Knife Hill on 1 May.
Read the part of the diary of the leader of the Company, Capt A Hamlyn Todd relating to the journey west at

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