Frelighsburg in Brome-Missisquoi MRC, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Battle of Eccles Hill
Erected 1902 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is May 25, 1870.
Location. 45° 1.167′ N, 72° 54.27′ W. Marker is in Frelighsburg, Quebec, in Brome-Missisquoi MRC. Marker is on Eccles Hill Road, 0.3 kilometers south of Ormes Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is part of the Battle of Eccles Hill National Historic Site of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frelighsburg, Quebec J0J 1C0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Saxe's Mills (approx. 13.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Fenian Raids (approx. 13.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Patent Medicine in Enosburg Falls (approx. 14.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Opera House of Enosburg Falls (approx. 14.8 kilometers Highgate Falls Lenticular Truss Bridge (approx. 14.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Birthplace of Larry Gardner (approx. 14.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); First Women's Institute (approx. 15 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The marker is located less than 1/2 mile north of the Canada-U.S. border, but there is no official crossing here...the road just ends.
Regarding Battle of Eccles Hill. Frelighsburg has the distinction of being the only village in Canada since 1870 to have experienced life under military occupation.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Eccles Hill - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 4, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Fenian Brotherhood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Fenian Raids - The Canadian Encyclopedia. Although the Fenians did not achieve this goal, their raids revealed shortfalls in the leadership, structure and training of the Canadian militia, which led to a number of reforms and improvements in the years to come. More importantly, the threat the irregular Fenian armies posed to British North America, along with growing concerns over American military and economic might, led to increased support among British and Canadian officials towards Confederation and the formation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.