Fenian Raids

Location: Sheldon
Tag(s): Civil War
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 09/19/19

The Fenian raids, 1866 and 1870, were a mini war between the Irish Republican Army, immigrants to the United States who served in the Civil War, and the British Forces in Canada. Ultimately, the Irish retreated after a defensive attack on the border in Canada left a couple of Fenians dead.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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