Wednesday, 9 December 2015

QFHS 12 December Meeting

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Canadians in the American Civil War, 1861-1865
10:30 am
Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Speaker: Robert McLachlan of the Greys and Blues of Montreal re-enactment group

Approximately 40,000 of our British North America (BNA) ancestors enlisted, approximately 36,000 on the Federal side and 4000 on the Confederate side, and over 5,000 were killed or seriously wounded. On the Federal side approximately 29 (9-Ontario, 8-Quebec, 6-Nova Scotia, 3-New Brunswick, 2-Prince Edward Island and 1-Newfoundland) were awarded the US Medal of Honor, equivalent to Canada’s Victoria Cross.

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