Battle of Ridgeway & Battle Of Fort Erie June 2nd 1866 – Irish Revolutionaries
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Battle of Ridgeway & Battle Of Fort Erie June 2nd 1866

Battle of Ridgeway & Battle Of Fort Erie June 2nd 1866

Battle of Ridgeway & Battle Of Fort Erie June 2nd 1866

Having occupied Fort Erie in Canada the day before the Fenians under the command of General John O'Neill marched north across Black Creek (Ontario) through a cedar swamp, then turned inland on Ridge Road

On the morning of June 2nd taking up a defensive position on Limestone Ridge near the present Canadian town of Ridgeway.

Meanwhile, the British were mobilizing both local Canadian militia and British garrison troops numbering roughly 900 men to defend against the impending invasion of Canada and so they met the 800 Fenians at Limestone bridge.

The Canadians started off well but confusion in the ranks led them to retreat with the Fenians winning the battle with very little casualties on both sides.

The Fenians withdrawing from Limestone bridge met and defeated a small unit of Canadian militia at Fort Erie.


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