Ever hear that story of Wilmer McLean? It was said the Civil War started in his front yard and ended in his front parlor. He abandoned his house after it was damaged in the Battle of Bull Run and moved to quieter pastures–in Appomattox–only to find his front parlor taken over in April 1865 so…

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In WHEN THE IRISH INVADED CANADA I write about the Fenian Raids from the¬†perspective of the Irish-Americans who carried out the attacks on Canada. From the perspective of those Canadians who died defending their territory, kudos to Peter Vronsky, who wrote a book on the Battle of Ridgeway, and Dan Stepaniuk who are fighting for…

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