Archive for June, 1866

June 1, 1866

Renegade Irish American Fenians invade Ontario, Canada from the U.S. and successfully capture Fort Erie. Their purpose was to disrupt the transportation network in Canada until Britain would recognize Ireland’s freedom. Approximately 1,000 Fenian brothers, under the command of Colonel John O’Neill, crossed the Niagara River. They defeated the inexperienced Canadian militia at Ridgeway. U.S.Read more..