When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom through Christopher Klein
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Overview: The outlandish, untold tale of the Irish American revolutionaries who attempted to unfastened Ireland through invading CanadaSimply over a 12 months after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their weapons. But those former foes had no purpose of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought facet through facet to adopt probably the most fantastical missions in army historical past: to grab the British province of Canada and to carry it hostage till the independence of Ireland was once secured.By the time that those invasions–known jointly because the Fenian raids–began in 1866, Ireland were Britain’s unwilling colony for seven-hundred years. Thousands of Civil War veterans who had fled to the United States somewhat than perish within the wake of the Great Hunger nonetheless thought to be themselves Irishmen first, Americans 2nd. With the tacit improve of the U.S. govt and impressed through a prior era of a hit American revolutionaries, the crowd that performed a sequence of 5 assaults on Canada–the Fenian Brotherhood–established a state in exile, deliberate jail breaks, weathered infighting, stockpiled guns, and assassinated enemies. Defiantly, this motley team, together with a one-armed conflict hero, an English secret agent infiltrating insurrection forces, and a thorough who staged his personal funeral, controlled to grab a work of Canada–if just for 3 days.When the Irish Invaded Canada is the untold story of a band of fiercely patriotic Irish Americans and their bankruptcy in Ireland’s centuries-long battle for independence. Inspiring, energetic, and regularly undeniably comedian, this can be a tale of preventing for what is proper within the face of unimaginable odds.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History