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Thursday Mar 30, 2006


"We are the Fenian Brotherhood, skilled in the arts of war. And we are going to fight for Ireland and the land that we adore. Many battles we have won, along with the boys in blue. And we'll go and capture Canada, for we've nothing else to do."

After so many years at U of T I had never noticed the Canadian Volunteers Monument by the Wellesley / Queen's Park entrance, erected in 1870 in honour of those who fought the Battle of Limeridge, 2 June 1866.

"Canadian Volunteer Monument, Campaign of June 1866. Honour the brave who died for their country"
"Killed in action at Limeridge, June 2nd 1866, Queens Own Rifles."

"Canada erected this monument as a memorial of her brave sons the volunteers who fell at Limeridge or died from wounds received in action or from disease contracted in service whilst defending her frontier in June 1866"

Click here to learn more about its history and about the lyrics above.

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