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Canada gets its first monument to the U.S. Civil War
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:57:19 »
'We're just interested in history': Canada gets its first monument to the U.S. Civil War


The 1860s conflict killed more Canadians than any other except the two world wars

While Civil War memorials may not be the most popular things lately, the world’s newest monument to the American Civil War has just opened in Canada.

The granite obelisk is Canada’s only monument to the 1860s conflict, and honours more than 40,000 Civil War soldiers who hailed from what would become modern-day Canada.

“At the time, there were as many in the (Canadian) military as volunteered to fight in the Civil War,” said Bob McLachlan, president of the Grays and Blues of Montreal, a Quebec-based Civil War re-enactment group involved with the monument’s creation.

http://vancouversun.com/news/canada/were-just-interested-in-history-canada-gets-its-first-monument-to-the-u-s-civil-war/wcm/8e040f15-bc2a-4bc8-8f8f-aa9340445152
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Re: Canada gets its first monument to the U.S. Civil War
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 15:55:05 »
Sweet! I love fringe history like this!