Canadians of the American Civil War
These Canadian-born citizen-soldiers came from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI & Newfoundland. Over 7,000 were killed or died of their wounds.
Examples of 12 Canadian-born individuals who received the U.S. Medal of Honor. There were a total of 29 recipients and you can learn more about them all here.
In over 150 years since the American Civil War, there is yet to be a monument in Canada to recognize these brave lives.
We are erecting the first ever National Canadian War Monument to make aware and preserve their memory for present and future generations of Canadians.
We need your support to make this happen!
Final monument design by GBM and Martel & Sons Inc. features a 12ft high black granite obelisk, on a 2ft gray granite base. Includes 2ft x 7ft black granite side walls. 1st is a Donor Wall and the 2nd wall highlights the 29 medal of honour recipients, four generals and other prominent Canadians involved in the American Civil War. Surrounding the monuments is a paved pedestrian walkway lined with gray Donor granite bricks.
The Monument Project
The dedication date is planned for September 17, 2017 - just in time to be included as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.
This historic monument will be located at The Lost Villages Museum near Long Sault, Ontario.
Major sponsors include:
- Grays and Blues of Montreal (GBM)
- Lost Villages Historical Society (LVHS)
- Township of South Stormont
- American Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society (ACWHRS)
- Martel & Sons Inc.
In the Media
Grays and Blues add a splash of colour to Lost Villages
Canadian link to U.S. Civil War highlighted at Lost Villages
Plans to Honour Canadians Who Served In US Civil War
Cornwall area links to U.S. Civil War
Bringing history to life at Lost Villages
First-ever U.S. Civil War monument going up to memorialize Canada's contribution
Lost Villages to be home to war monument
Examples of three prominent Canadians who enlisted and fought in the American Civil War.
Learn more about why we should honour these 40,000 Canadians who fought in the American Civil War
Let’s bring this monument to life!
Finally, today, after 2 Years of "learning & struggling", GBM and Lost Villages and the ACWHRS - today at 1;30 PM (11 Jun 2016) at a Press Announcement at Lost Villages (Long Sault ON) - publically announced to all Canadians, Americans (in fact the World) - the On-Line GoFundMe donation campaign; to finally realize -after 150 years - the long overdue recognition of over 40,000 of our Canadian (British North American) ancestors - who gave up much, including for several thousand individuals - their lives; in order to support a cause - that eventually would directly lead to the founding of our great Canadian Nation on July 1st 1867. Now 150 years later, the first ever National Monument in Canada will be realized to honor our ancestor heroes! All we need now is YOUR support... i.e. a minimum of $1 for each of our 40,000 ancestors who enlisted, fought (and thousands who died) for a cause they strongly believed in! Many thanks to you all - and if more questions - go to our website at: www.graysandbluesofmontreal.com Yours in "Canadians in the US Civil War - Living History”. Rob McLachlan, President, GBM.