Certificate of appreciation to Captain McCallum from the Dunnville Naval Brigade, 1866
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Certificate of appreciation "to Capt. McCallum, Officers, non-commissioned Officers and men of the Dunnville Naval Brigade". A note of gratitude to McCallum for his service and leadership during the Fenian raid at Fort Erie on June 2, 1866, and signed by members of the Dunnville Naval Brigade. It is written that "We the undersigned residents of the Village of Dunnville have this moment learned that your services are no longer required for the defence of the country, the danger having from present appearances happily passed away. We feel that we cannot allow the present opportunity to pass without expressing our most unqualified approbation of your noble and brace conduct on the memorable second of June at Fort Erie, when under most trying circumstances the valour and determination shown by you was such as not only to merit the praises of your fellow subjects but the admiration of the enemy. Accept therefore our most heartfelt thanks on the part of ourselves and families with a hope that you may in returning to your peaceful homes and avocations, have all the blessings which it may please God to bestow upon you." Signed at Dunnville, June 19, 1866, by Charles Stevens; Francis Stevenson; W. A. Mcall; M. Asher; William Walker; Wm. Hamilton; Wm. Schofield; George Kodder; Cornelius Perry; John Parry; Henry Lawe; John Bowman; C. McNeal; John Armour; Richard King; M.A. Stevens; Wm. B. Johnson; J.W. Schofield; C.A. Hart; Samuel Adams; James Norris; Allen Thewlis; Eugene Banker; John Thomson; and Chas. May. Several other names are included but are not legible.