#OnThisDay 1870 The Fenians led by Civil War officer John O’Neill invaded Canada & fought local militia at the Battle of Eccles Hill. Outnumbered but holding the high ground, the Canadians made the Fenians withdraw. Fenian John Rowe (pic) was 1 of 5 killed. He was hit right at the first fusillade of fire by a Candian on top of the hill.
The Fenians pulled back and eventually crossed back into the States where President Grant had many of them arrested.