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January 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm #3725
There is a tidbit in the article on the book, “White Shamrock”, about how England had troops stationed in Canada during the Civil War, for the purposes of invading the North. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/H-McColgan-Releases-White-Shamrock-20140123June 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm #29704DonaldBakerParticipant
Old topic but it needed a response. Yes the Confederacy lobbied hard to get Britain into the war since the Union was a competitor in the textile industry to them and obviously they still wanted to repay New England for its rebellion. The South thought England would jump on their side because they would need Southern cotton, but what the Southerners didn't realize was England could satisfy its cotton needs with cotton grown in India.June 19, 2014 at 12:51 am #29705
obviously they still wanted to repay New England for its rebellion.
Actually, I didn't know that there was lingering resentment toward America by England into the late nineteenth century.June 19, 2014 at 2:10 am #29706DonaldBakerParticipant
The resentment wasn't huge or anything, but the embarrassment of losing the colonies still remained.June 21, 2014 at 7:02 am #29707scout1067Participant
The forts along the Great lakes were manned into the 1870's and some into the early 20th Century.June 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm #29708
There was a fort in my home state that was manned I believe around that time, but I thought the main reason was for protection against Indians.June 22, 2014 at 6:12 am #29709scout1067Participant
The Great Lakes forts were mainly built to stop incursions from Canada. Any help in Indian Suppression was a secondary concern at best.