Soldiers And Senator Casgrain
|Soldiers And Senator Casgrain|
Golden Jubilee : Assumption College 1870-1920. Page 51
The photograph was taken by a Mr. Henry of the Royal Scotts Infantry of Montreal in 1863 [actually late 1865/early 1866]. Senator Casgrain is on the left; Charles Eusebe Casgrain was born in 1825 in Quebec City. He became a doctor and moved to Windsor in 1856. He was the surgeon for the local militia during the Fenian raids. He was also on the Windsor town council. He was a Conservative member of the Canadian Senate, and represented Windsor from 1887 to 1907, when he died. During the Fenian Raids (1866-1871), British troups were garrisoned in the original Assumption College building; the Port Hope Volunteers were there from November 1865 - April 1866. The man standing on the steps is Captain (later General) Arthur Williams of the Port Hope Volunteers; middle back: Ensign Johnson of the Port Hope Volunteers; middle front: Lieutenant James McLeod,also of the Port Hope Volunteers (source: Township of Sandwich, p. 74)
Casgrain, Charles Eusebe
Assumption College (Windsor)
University of Windsor
Williams, Arthur T. H.
McLeod, James F.
Port Hope Light Infantry Volunteer Company
Johnson, F. G.
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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