Showing posts with label Patriotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patriotes. Show all posts

Monday, December 5, 2011

Patriotes' End: 2. Twelve Hang

Most of the men hanged for their parts in the Lower Canada rebellion did not start out as rebels at arms. Heavy-handed actions by the colonial executive in denying demands for responsible government, and by the British army in response to a peaceful assembly in October 1837, pushed men to the brink.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Patriotes' End: 1. 108 Face Court Martial

Following the rout of Robert Nelson's rebels during battles in the southern townships of Lower Canada November 3 to 10, 1838, the British began a long court martial of the captured rebels for treason. Between November 28, 1838, and May 6, 1839, 108 French Canadian Patriote's faced their life and death examination before a clutch of British officers in Montreal.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Robert Nelson: 2. Leads Patriotes to Defeat

Patriote leader, Robert Nelson, lead the first attack in the renewed war on colonial Canada. After a summer of planning, collecting weapons, and setting up cells of supporters on both sides of the border, Nelson began his assault on Lower Canada (Quebec) on November 3. It didn’t go well for the Patriotes.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Robert Nelson: 1. Invades Lower Canada and Creates Secret Society

Following the massacres of Patriotes and the brutal reprisals by the British against former Patriote towns in Lower Canada (Quebec), the defeated rebel army and its leaders fled to America. The British captured Wolfred Nelson, but Papineau and Robert Nelson found sanctuary in the US. One chose peace. The other chose war.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Papineau and Nelson: Lower Canada Rebellion Begins

A month before William Lyon Mackenzie's Patriot forces began planning, executing, and bungling invasions of Canada, Patriotes in Lower Canada (Quebec) waged battles of their own. One band of rebels even dealt the British a minor defeat.