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Mallorytown Talks - The Brockville Infantry Company Citizen Soldiers and Canadian Patriotism in the 1860s

Brian Porter will tell the story of local militia units that were formed all across British North America at the time of the U.S. Civil War, due to fear of American invasion. Irish Fenians attacked at Fort Erie and the Eastern Townships of Quebec in June 1866. John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada West and Minister of Militia, called out the local militias, including the Brockville Infantry and the Brockville Rifles. A new sense of patriotism was developing among the scattered British colonies in North America on the eve of Confederation. Admission: $5 a person at the door - Refreshments to follow The 1000 Islands River Heritage Society and the Mallory Coach House Committee are pleased to present this event as part of their commitment to the heritage and culture of our local communities. Like us on Facebook-Mallory Coach House-Mallorytown

Contact Name
Molly Sorensen
Telephone
Email
jmsorensen@xplornet.com
Admission Type
By Donation

Venue Details

Accessible

Mallorytown Community Centre 76 County Rd. 5, Mallorytown, K0E 1R0 Exit #675 off Hwy. 401