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1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Will Mathieson » 05 Jun 2010 19:03

http://wsb.datapro.net/rebellions/index.html

Found this site that has Boultons book reproduced for those who do not have the book. A great period writing of the 1885 Canadian rebellion. " Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellions
By Major Charles A. Boulton
Commanding Boulton's Scouts
Toronto: 1886"
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby roconn » 10 Sep 2010 22:11

A great read Will and the references to the inclusion of the gatling gun operated by Gat Howard was of interest as he started the Dominion Cartridge Company later taken over by CIL and they ran it until 1974!
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Scona » 18 Aug 2011 05:08

You can stay at Boulton's Manor in Russell, Manitoba, if you're ever through that way. I stopped by a few years ago and the owner has been gathering some info on C.A. Boulton.
http://www.canadianbandbguide.ca/bb.asp?ID=4095
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Banker » 20 Aug 2011 02:21

Not sure if something wrong with the link in the first post as Chrome telling me cant find it.

Could be Chrome of course

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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Peter » 20 Aug 2011 03:23

Like Steve, I couldn't access the link on the day it was posted.

(Perhaps it's an Australian thing???)
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Will Mathieson » 20 Aug 2011 15:38

Just tried it again and it popped right up without problem, try searching for the book, maybe it's a slightly different link where you are?
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Peter » 21 Aug 2011 04:08

Thanks Will.

I get a timed out message ...... almost instantly!

I can't access the main site to search by title, for the same reason.

I'll leave it and try sometime later.

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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Dennis Ruhl » 29 Aug 2011 16:33

I'm sure the book is available elsewhere on the internet as a .pdf file. This site is nice because it's transcribed. I've got no problem accessing it.
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Scona » 01 Oct 2011 16:49

The Glenbow Museum, in Calgary Alberta, has the tunic of Captain Gardner in its collection. He was shot twice at the Battle of Fish Creek and his tunic has the two bullet holes in it.

Page 226 of Boulton's book:
...We here sustained the whole of the enemy's fire, which was very hot, and unfortunately fatal. Captain Gardiner, who was beside me, was the first to say, "Major! I am hit." Almost immediately, Langford called out that he was hit. Bruce was the next victim. Then poor D'Arcy Baker called out, "Oh, Major! I'm hit !" as he received his death-wound by a bullet crashing into his breast. Then Gardiner called out, "I am hit again !" Langford, too, was wounded a second time. I told the wounded to drag themselves to the rear the best way they could and get out of further danger; ordering the remainder to hold on and fire away....

In comparing my book with the online book linked above, there appears to be some serious errors or omissions in the online book. On Page 230, there is a reference to Captain Gardiner dragging himself to the rear which doesn't seem to appear in the online version, along with other, obvious omissions.
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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Scona » 09 Jan 2016 06:12

I'm currently selling this medal on eBay, so I thought I'd share it here for record and reference. Arthur Kaye was an exception in Boulton's Mounted Infantry in that he was an officer and professional soldier. However, he accepted the rank of Sergeant to be involved.

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Re: 1885 Rebellion, Boulton

Postby Scona » 09 Jan 2016 06:20

This monument in the Town of Russell was erected in memory of Edward Brown and D’Arcy Baker of Boulton’s Mounted Infantry (sometimes known as Boulton’s Scouts, organized by C. A. Boulton) who were killed during service in the 1885 North West Rebellion.

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http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/boultonscouts.shtml

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/ ... 05949.html
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