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Canadian volunteers of the 50th Battalion 'Huntingdon Borderers' engage Fenian raiders

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This battle occurred at Eccles Hill near Ormstown, Québec, on 27 May 1870. The Fenians were defeated and fled back into Vermont.

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A Final Attempt by the Fenians

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In 1870 and 1871, the Irish-American Fenians made their final attempts to invade Canada. At the battles of Eccles Hill and Trout River, the invaders were thrown back by Canadian and British troops. With these defeats, the popularity of the movement died in the United States.

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