Telegrams relating to the Riel Rebellion, 14-15 April : Correspondence 1885/04/14-1885/04/15.

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English
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Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
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1885/04/14-1885/04/15.
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Description: Telegrams about troop and rebel movements during the 1885 Riel Rebellion received at the Canadian Pacific Railway's Winnipeg office.
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  • When the second Riel Rebellion broke out in March of 1885, William Van Horne, General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, immediately offered the Canadian government the services of the railway to move troops, animals, equipment and provisions to the North-West Territories. From March 28 to April 12 the CPR moved 3324 men to Qu'Appelle, in a journey that took less than ten days, remarkable since parts of the railway line north of Lake Superior were still unfinished. John M. Egan, General Superintendent of the CPR, Western Division in Winnipeg, coordinated the western efforts. The CPR's telegraph services also provided essential communication regarding troop movements, Metis rebels, Indians, settlers, weather, and battles in the North-West. The fonds consists of telegrams received at the CPR's Winnipeg office, predominantly by J.M. Egan, related to the Riel Rebellion. TELEGRAMS TO, FROM, AND ABOUT THESE PEOPLE ARE IN THIS FONDS: I.G. Baker, S.L. Bedson, Jack Benson, Big Bear, P.A. Bogue, Major C.A. Boulton, Major Brisbois, Alice Bruce, A.M. Burgess, John Carling, A.P. Caron, John Cottingham, J. Cotton, L.N.F. Crozier, R.B. Deane, Col. George T. Dennison, Edgar Dewdney, N.P. Dwight, B.F. Egan, George B. Elliott, A.E. Fenton, A.T. Galt, Elliott T. Galt, F.E. Gauteen, L.O. Genert(?), F.N. Gisborne, Hartley Gisborne, John Glenn, Charles Graham, Col. H.S. Grassett, Capt. Haig, George Ham, C.E. Hamilton, R. Hardisty, Maj. G.W. Hatton, L. Herchmer, Capt. Thomas Howard, A.G. Irvine, N.C. Iver, T.W. Jackson, Col. W.H. Jackson, B.S. Jenkins, S. Kennedy, Albert Lacombe, Gen. John W. Laurie, P.G. Laurie, D. Leary, Little Pine, H. McBeath, Archibald McDonald, John A. Macdonald, H. McDougall, William McKay, W.W. McLeod, Sir David McPherson, J. McRae, A. Manuel, Lord Meglund, F.D. Middleton, R.J. Milloy, Col. Montizambert, W.S. Morris, William Murdock, J. Murray, J. Niblock, Norquay, Col. O'Brien, J.G. Ogden, W.D. Otter, Col. Ouimet, L. Owen, Col. A. Peebles, T.W. Peters, J. Pool, Poundmaker, J.M. Rae, W.T. Reid, F. Revell, Louis Riel, James Ross, Col. D.L. Scott, Col. Thomas Scott, T.G. Shaughnessy, Capt. Sheets, C. Shields, Col. Osborne Wmith, Samuel B. Steele, J. Stewart, Maj. Gen. T.B. Strange, William Sutherland, H. Swinford, Archbishop Tache, L. Vankoughnet, E.W. Warner, Thomas Wastie, Fred White, Capt. Whitta, Col. Williams, and Joseph Wrigley.
  • AMDigital Reference: Riel Rebellion Telegrams.
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Reproduction of: Telegrams relating to the Riel Rebellion, 14-15 April 14-15 Apr 1885.
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