The Wolseley Expedition 1870

The Wolseley Expedition 1870 (HM20DV)

Location: Kenora, Ontario P9N 3P7 Kenora District
Country: Canada
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N 49° 45.504', W 94° 32.407'

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In August, 1870, a force of British regulars and Canadian militia comprising some 1,200 men commanded by Colonel Garnet Wolseley, arrived in this area en route to the Red River to establish Canadian authority within the present province of Manitoba. The previous year the Hudson's Bay Company had agreed to transfer control of its western territories to Canada, and some local inhabitants, fearing loss of their lands and interference with their mode of existence, had set up a provisional government under Louis Riel to press their claims on the Dominion. The expedition had disembarked at Prince Arthur's Landing on Lake Superior and travelling by land and water reached Fort Garry on August 24.
HM NumberHM20DV
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15F E 389074 N 4487092
Decimal Degrees49.75840000, -94.54011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 45.504', W 94° 32.407'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 45' 30.2400" N, 94° 32' 24.4200" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 832 Lakeview Dr, Kenora Ontario P9N 3P7, CA
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