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Frelighsburg in Brome-Missisquoi MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Battle of Eccles Hill

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, July 15, 2011
1. Battle of Eccles Hill Marker
Inscription. The Canadian volunteers and home guards here repulsed the Fenian invaders on the 25th May 1870.
 
Erected 1902 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
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. Touch for map. The marker is part of the Battle of Eccles Hill National Historic Site of Canada. Marker is in this post office area: Frelighsburg, Quebec J0J 1C0, Canada.
 
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. 13.5 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); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 15.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 15.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Grange Alexander-Solomon-Walbridge (approx. 16.2 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located less than 1/2 mile north
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By Kevin Craft, July 15, 2011
2. Battle of Eccles Hill Marker
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.) 
 
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Battle of Eccles Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 15, 2011
3. Battle of Eccles Hill Marker
Battle of Eccles Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 15, 2011
4. Battle of Eccles Hill Marker
Interpretive panel can be seen in the foreground
Battle of Eccles Hill interpretive panel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 15, 2011
5. Battle of Eccles Hill interpretive panel
Battle of Eccles Hill interpretive panel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 15, 2011
6. Battle of Eccles Hill interpretive panel
(close-up of map)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 73 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.
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