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November 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Vermont History Museum
109 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Third Thursday: When the Irish Invaded Canada

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading Canada, with Christopher Klein. Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought side by side to undertake one of the most fantastical missions in military history: to seize the British province of Canada and to hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. This motley group carried out a series of five attacks on Canada between 1866 and 1871, managing to seize a piece of Canada--if only for three days.