• Broadside reporting the Fenian Invasion of Canada, June 2, 1866

      Smith & Co. Publishers, St. Johns (1866-06-02)
      One broadside reporting the Fenian invasion of Canada, dated June 2, 1866. This 'news extra' states that 'the Old Fort Erie [is]in their possession…Active preparations to drive back the freebooters'. The report further states that 'volunteers responded to the call of turnout with hearty goodwill. They expressed the hope that the ‘Bloody Finnegans’ would come and be prepared to fight and not keep cowardly threatening and doing nothing'. The article also describes the arrival of the Royal Artillery, the Volunteers, and the Rifle Brigade, all recently arrived from Montreal. The 'news from St. Albans' includes the arrival of 300 Fenians, described as a 'resolute looking lot of men, evidently bent on mischief of some sort'. More Fenians were expected to arrive from New Haven, CT and Boston. It is also reported that 1500 Fenians crossed the border from the United States into Canada, and it is believed that they are headed towards Chippewa from Fort Erie. The Reeve of Bertie, Dr. Kempson, was shot while reading the riot act. Further reports indicate that the Fenians were in possession of Taylor’s Heights, just below Fort Erie, and that they have opened a recruiting office at Fort Erie. Subsequent reports state that the Fenians are 'retreating on Chippewa…they are drunk and disorderly'. Meanwhile, about 1000 Fenians were reported to be in Malone, N.Y., and thought to be heading towards Montreal. A list of Companies of Lower Canada that have been called out in response is included. The last section reports on an engagement with the Fenians at Port Colborne. Few details were known, but it is reported that the British Forces were able to fend off the attack.
    • Broadside Reporting the Fenian Invasion of Canada, June 3 1866

      Smith & Co. Publishers, St. Johns (1866-06-03)
      The collection consists of 6 broadsides reporting the events of the Fenian invasion of Canada on June 2 and 3, 1866. This broadside is titled Globe Extra and is from the evening of June 3rd, 1866. Some of the headings include: "Numerous Fenian Prisoners in our Hands", "All Quiet at Sarnia!" and "Further from Montreal! Troops Leaving for the Front".
    • Broadside Reporting the Fenian Invasion of Canada, June 4 1866

      Smith & Co. Publishers, St. Johns (1866-06-04)
      The collection consists of 6 broadsides reporting the events of the Fenian invasion of Canada on June 2 and 3, 1866. Three of the broadsides are titled Leader Extra, two are titled Globe Extra, and the last is titled News Extra. This one is titled Leader Extra and leads with the heading "Fenian Prisoners Twenty-One of them in Toronto Jail. Also included, "Latest American Reports: Interesting News from the East".
    • Broadside Reporting the Fenian Invasion, June 2 1866

      Smith & Co. Publishers, St. Johns (1866-06-02)
      The collection consists of 6 broadsides reporting the events of the Fenian invasion of Canada on June 2 and 3, 1866. Three of the broadsides are titled Leader Extra, two are titled Globe Extra, and the last is titled News Extra. This one is titled Leader Extra and begins with 2nd edition and ends with 8th edition. The headings include: "First Engagement: Our Gallant Volunteers foremost in the Attack", "Victory! Victory!", "Fenian Leader Shot", Battle at Fort Erie".
    • Broadside Reporting the Fenian Invasion, June 2 1866 (evening)

      1866-06-02
      The collection consists of 6 broadsides reporting the events of the Fenian invasion of Canada on June 2 and 3, 1866. Three of the broadsides are titled Leader Extra, two are titled Globe Extra, and the last is titled News Extra. This one is titled "Leader Extra" and the headings include: "From St. Catharines: The Queen's Own Behaved Well", "The Fort Erie Affair: List of our Men Taken Prisoners", From Port Colborne. Muir and Fahey only Wounded", "The Ridgeway Affair: List of Killed and Wounded", "Militia General Orders. More Troops Called Out", "Military Preparations. Latest from Head Quarters", "The Preparations in the East", "From Montreal. The American Authorities Waked up in the East", "Report from New Germany", "The Evacuation of Fort Erie. The Fenians Cross at two this morning".
    • Broadside Reporting the Fenian Invasion, June 3 1866

      1866-06-03
      The collection consists of 6 broadsides reporting the events of the Fenian invasion of Canada on June 2 and 3, 1866. Three of the broadsides are titled Leader Extra, two are titled Globe Extra, and the last is titled News Extra. This one is titled "Globe Extra!" and headings include "Colonel Peacock's Force", "Col. Lowry Joins Col. Peacock with Reinforcements", "Colonel Dennis' Skirmish", "Colonel Booker's Skirmish!", "Fenian Movements at Ogdensburg", "Tereatened Raid at St. Albans", "Preparations at Cornwall!", "Latest! Bad News! The Fenians Escaped! The Whole Horde Fled Across the River."