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  Battle of Ridgeway Information
A 1869 stylized illustration of the battle (in fact, most of the Canadians wore green uniforms; the Fenians were actually positioned behind a fence).
The Battle of Ridgeway (sometimes referred to as the Battle of Lime Ridge) was contested near Ridgeway, Canada West, on June 2, 1866, between Canadian troops and an irregular army of Irish-American invaders, the Fenians.
The Ridgeway victory was complemented by a second successful engagement later that day at Fort Erie.
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 Ridgeway, Battle of
The charge of the Fenians under Colonel O'Neill at the Battle of Ridgeway, near Niagara, Ontario, on 2 June 1866 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-18737).
This engagement was fought between Canadian volunteers, led by militia officer Lt-Col Alfred Booker, and FENIAN Civil War veterans, commanded by Lt-Col John O'Neill, who crossed the river from Buffalo on the night of May 31 with about 800 men.
On hearing that 2 columns were sent against him, one from Hamilton and one from Toronto, O'Neill marched to meet the Hamilton column, about 900 men under Booker.
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  The Turner Brigade: Features: Battle of Ridgeway Reenactment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
At the center of the "raid" was the June 2, 1866, Battle of Ridgeway, which was the largest Irish stand-at-arms between the Rising of 1798 and the Irish War of Independence in 1919.
The 135th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway was all of these.
Canadian re-enacting units that participated as Fenians, in the 135th Anniversary Battle of Ridgeway included Co. A, 9th NY Cavalry, the 2nd Mississippi, 18th Mississippi, 21st Mississippi, 10th Louisiana, and the 49th New York.
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  Irish Republican Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fenian soldiers wearing IRA insignia fought at the Battle of Ridgeway (June 2, 1866).
However the term Irish Republican Army in its modern sense was first used in the second decade of the 20th century for the rebel forces of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizens Army during the Easter Rising.
As part of the ongoing strategy to take control of the IRA, Brugha proposed to Dáil Éireann on 20 August 1919 that the Volunteers were to be asked, at this next convention, to swear allegiance to the Dáil.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1866
Battle of Langensalza can refer to First Battle of Langensalza - 1075 victory of Henry IV over Saxon nobles Second Battle of Langensalza - 1866 victory of the Prussians over the Hanoverians This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
July 3 - At the Battle of Königgratz, the Prussian army under King Wilhelm and Helmuth von Moltke defeats the Austrian army of Ludwig von Benedek, leading to a decisive Prussian victory in the Austro-Prussian War.
July 20 - At the Naval Battle of Lissa, the Austrian fleet under Wilhelm von Tegetthoff defeats the Italian fleet of Carlo di Persano.
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 Fort Erie - Ridgeway
Ridgeway is just the place to hunt for that ‘special something’: Custom pine furniture, window treatment, flooring, pottery or floral basket to decorate your home… A ‘classic touch’ to accent your wardrobe… Or ‘missing piece’ in your Waterford Crystal, Wedgewood China or porcelain doll collection.
Ridgeway is the famous site of an 1866 invasion by Fenians (Irish-American Civil War veterans) attempting to “liberate” Upper Canada from Britain and “barter” it for Irish home rule.
Ridgeway Battlefield Museum (in a cabin restored to its 1860’s appearance) contains a prized collection of paintings depicting the Fenian Raids and Battle of Ridgeway.
www.forteriecanada.com /districts/ridgeway.htm   (623 words)

 The Battle of Ridgeway
The unfortunate termination of the battle of Ridgeway was a great disappointment to the rank and file in Lieut.-Col. Booker's force, and he was severely condemned for having given the fatal order which resulted in huddling up his men in a "square" in an exposed position, and finally resulted in the retrograde movement.
On the retreat from Ridgeway the dead and severely wounded were of necessity left on the field, but during the afternoon and evening were collected by the people residing in the vicinity and conveyed to near-by houses, where the wounded received every attention that it was possible to bestow until the arrival of medical aid.
On returning to Ridgeway I fortunately found a farmer's horse and buggy, and immediately drove to Port Colborne, when I reported to Dr. Thorburn, of the Queen's Own, who authorized me to press into the service all the teams necessary to bring up the dead and wounded, which was accomplished with little delay.
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 1866 - FUTEF
The Battle of Ridgeway (sometimes referred to as the Battle of Lime Ridge) was contested near Ridgeway, Canada West, currently Ontario, on June 2, 1866, between Canadian troops and an irregular army of Irish-American invaders, the Fenians.
The Naval Battle of Papudo was a naval engagement fought between Spanish and Chilean forces on November 26, 1865, during the Chincha Islands War.
The Battle of Curupayty was a key battle in the War of the Triple Alliance.
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 RHLI Take Ridgeway, June 5, 2005
With 2005 being the year of the veteran, and the RHLI's first veterans having been created at the Battle of Ridgeway, the RHLI staged a special commemoration.
The Regimental Band was on hand to march the final leg with the Ridgeway Contingent from the museum in the village of Ridgeway to the monument.
The march to Ridgeway was in preparation for a larger event in 2006 to mark the 140th anniversary of the battle.
www.rhli.ca /exercises/5June05-ridgeway.html   (358 words)

 Military history of Canada information - Search.com
The Natives thus changed tactics by integrating their hunting skills and their intimate knowledge of the terrain with their use of firearms obtained from the British; thus, they developed a highly effective form of guerrilla warfare, and were soon a formidable threat to all but the handful of fortified cities.
Foy in a battle similar to that of the previous year; now the situation was reversed, with the French laying siege to the Quebec fortifications behind which the British retreated.
Indeed, in the aftermath of the Battle of the Somme, the Canadian Corps developed a reputation as shock troops which were feared by the Germans.
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 Ridgeway-Foreclosures Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Ridgeway is a market leader in the provision of high quality service and efficent distribution of a wide range of niche products and tools for hire or sale to the Agricultural, Construction and Engineering industries.
Ridgeway was settled in the late 1700's with residents coming...
Knettishall Heath) and the Wessex Ridgeway (Lyme Regis to Avebury).
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 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- THE BATTLE OF RIDGEWAY
A witness to the battle to come is the neat, little, brown, brick farmhouse that after 140 years still occupies the corner of the battle site at the intersection of Hwy.
Distinctive Battle of Ridgeway signs bearing the busts of two soldiers representing the opposing forces now mark the picturesque drive.
The blood of the nine brave young militiamen who fell fighting the Fenians at Ridgeway was shed for a far greater cause than they knew.
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 Matthew Ridgway
In the spring of 1943 Ridgway helped to plan the airborne operation that was part of the invasion of Sicily that began on 10th July, 1943.
This was the first time in history that the US Army had used paratroopers in battle.
Ridgeway was also responsible for planning the airborne operation during the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944.
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 The Rifleman Online - The QOR of C
The plan called for Col Booker's column to travel by train to the town of Ridgeway and from there march north to meet Col Peacocke's column in the town of Stevensville.
Moved to Ridgeway station on the B & L. Railway, where we left the train and marched toward Stevensville, for the purpose are forming a junction with Colonel Peacock's column.
For the first two or three hundred yards it was a regular panic, but after that the men fell into a walk, retiring in a very orderly manner, but completely crestfallen.
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 Ridgeway, Ontario - Niagara - World Wonder & Wine Country - Southern Ontario Tourism
Ridgeway is a small unincorporated village near the City of Fort Erie along the shores of Lake Erie.
Many American tourists choose Ridgeway as a summer destinations due to the close proximity to several international bridges.
Ridgeway is best known for “The Battle of Ridgeway”.
www.soto.on.ca /niagara_world_wonder_and_wine_country/ridgeway.html   (236 words)

 The Last Invasion of Canada: The Fenian Raids, 1866-1870. by W.S. Neidhardt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
For Senior, `Ridgeway represented a contest between amateurs and professionals in which the amateurs made a good beginning but lost their way in the fog of war' (59).
The story of Ridgeway seems to be quite accurate but it is not easy reading, for it is packed with an enormous amount of detail.
While the Fenians did actually launch another raid on Canadian territory a few days after Ridgeway, their invasion of the Eastern Townships and the subsequent hostilities at Pigeon Hill were not the stuff of which great military battles are made.
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The raid collapsed and its only lasting consequence was to turn opinion in the Maritimes in favour of CONFEDERATION.
The Roberts wing crossed the Niagara frontier on June 1, defeated Canadian militiamen at RIDGEWAY, and withdrew.
A second group crossed the Québec frontier at Missisquoi Bay on June 7, and remained 48 hours.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0002758   (400 words)

 Honoring the men of Fredericksburg -- The Irish Brigade Association
The regiment, together with the rest of the Corcoran Legion and the 8th NY Heavy Artillery (a unit raised in rural counties north and east of Buffalo) was assigned to the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Division.
After the disastrous battle at Ream's Station in August of 1864, the regiment's strength was reduced to 35 men, but men recovered from previous wounds eventually increased the number to around 130-140.
The 155th NY fought its last battle at Farmville, VA on April 7, 1865 and was present for the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia two days later.
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 Battle of Ridgeway - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Battle of Ridgeway was contested near Ridgeway, Ontario on June 2, 1866, between British troops and an irregular army of Irish-American invaders, the Fenians, whose ultimate goal was the establishment of a free Irish Republic.
Meanwhile, the British were mobilizing both local militias and regular troops to defend against the impending invasion.
In the end, after a battle described by various observers and participants as lasting between one and three hours, the Fenians fell back in haste toward Fort Erie.
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 The Fenian Raids
The battle was short and the Fenians utterly defeated.
All battles ceased and 5,166 Fenian troops were paroled in Buffalo by the 15th of June 1866.
O'Neill, the hero of the Battle of Ridgeway, was later elected President of the Senate of the IRB and attempted yet another crossing at Prescott in 1870 but failed.
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 The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
The Battle of Athens clearly shows how Americans can and should lawfully use armed force and also shows why the rule of law requires unrestricted access to firearms and how civilians with military-type firearms can beat the forces of government gone bad.
Law-abiding McMinn County residents won the Battle of Athens because they were not hamstrung by "gun control " They showed us when citizens can and should use armed force to support the rule of law.
In Hot Spring County, Weaver and Coyle Collie, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, are trying to overthrow the long-entrenched machine of Sheriff Jack Knight.
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 -=[QoR]=- The Queen's Own Rifles | Medicine Hat, AB
In 1863 the name changed to 2nd Battalion "Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto." It was under this name that the regiment fought at the Battle of Ridgeway, during the Fenian Raids of 1866.
Twenty one battle honours, were won during the war.
By the war's end 7,562 Queen's Own had served overseas, of these 1,254 were killed in action, died of wounds or of other causes.
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 New 1812 Scenario Download Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
SDC203 - Battle of Cooks Mill - 1812 - Sean Coffey -- General Bissel was in command of the American brigade consisting of detachments of the 5th, 14th, 15th and 16th U.S. infantries.
This is a hypothetical battle that places a number of forces on the field more in keeping in terms of size with the Napoleonic battle occuring in Europe.
SDC229 Ridgeway - 1812 - Rich White -- The Battle of Ridgeway, June 2nd, 1866 - The Feinian Brotherhood, many members of which were Civil War veterans, was an Irish American organization dedicated to liberating Ireland from British rule.
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 Ontario Heritage Trust - Provincial plaque unveiling commemorates the Battle of Ridgeway
Provincial plaque unveiling commemorates the Battle of Ridgeway
Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Booker, Canadian militiamen from the Queen's Own Rifles, the 13th Battalion and the York and Caledonia rifle companies traveled by train to Ridgeway with the plan to meet the British column at the rendezvous.
"The Battle of Ridgeway was a significant event in the early development of our country," said The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Fenian soldiers wearing IRA insignia fought at the Battle of Ridgeway (June 2, 1866).
From 1916 to 1918, the two dominant nationalist movements, Sinn Féin and the Irish Parliamentary Party, fought a tough series of battles in by-elections.
As part of the ongoing strategy to take control of the IRA, Brugha proposed to Dáil Éireann on 20 August 1919 that the Volunteers were to be asked, at this next convention, to swear allegiance to the Dáil.
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 Fort Erie
Battle reenactments take place during the summer drawing thousands of visitors and participants to Old Fort Erie and the Ridgeway Battlefield Museum.
The Ridgeway Station, c.1910, and the 1837 B-1 Station feature railroading exhibits and a reference library.
This home stood amidst the Battle of Ridgeway during the 1866 Fenian Raids.
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 Welcome to Tool
During this Battle, General Ambrose Burnside forlornly ordered men to charge uphill fourteen times in an effort to dislodge rebels entrenched behind a stone wall.
At this battle, Union soldiers pinned their names on their uniforms to identify their bodies in anticipation of the massacre that would follow.
This Army invaded Canada from the United States in 1866 and won the battle of Ridgeway against Canadian troops.
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 Carolina Morning News on the Web | Local News - A mother's murder. A daughter's trial. 01/14/01
By the time Sarah was a toddler, her aunt worried that the girl might suffer from the same type of depression Belding has battled all her life.
Her lawyer hasn't decided if Sarah will tell her version of what happened on the stand but Ridgeway and Bergin are expected to testify against her.
They pleaded guilty to murder and armed robbery last week for the minimum sentence of 30 years in prison in exchange for their testimony at Sarah's trial, which is set to begin Tuesday.
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