1864 in Canada

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Events from the year 1864 in Canada.



Federal government





William Howard Hearst


Historical Documents

Report from a Confederate agent in Canada (including failed breakout at Johnson's Island POW camp) [9]

Brief account of Confederate agents' raid on St. Albans, Vermont [10]

Consequences in the U.S.A. follow the freeing of the St. Albans raiders by a Canadian court [11]

Canadian in the Union Army describes a desperate Confederate assault [12]

Halifax sends a message of support to President Lincoln [13]

Speaker in Montreal argues the U.S.A. is not hostile toward Canada [14]

Excerpts from George Brown's letter describing the Charlottetown Conference [15]

Good prospects for the port of Collingwood, Canada West [16]


  1. ^ "Birthplace of Confederation:The 1864 Charlottetown Conference". Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "The Quebec Conference, October 1864". Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ "The St, Albans Raid". Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  4. ^ "William Howard Hearst". Mount Pleasant Group. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  5. ^ "John Joseph Kelso". Canada Channel. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Ozias Leduc". Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Parliament of Canada". Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Rose Fortune-The Canadian Encyclopedia". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  9. ^ A Leaf from History. Report of J. Thompson, Secret Agent of the Late Confederate Government, Stationed in Canada... (Union Republican Congressional Committee). Accessed 8 September 2018 http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/rbpebib:@field([email protected](rbpe+23501300))
  10. ^ "Andrew Craig Fletcher to Andrew and Ruth Fletcher, 1864 October 20," Fletcher Family, Digital Collections, The University of Vermont Libraries. Accessed 20 September 2018 http://cdi.uvm.edu/manuscript/uvmcdi-80658
  11. ^ United States Department of State, "Raids from the British Province," Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the First Session Thirty-Ninth Congress (1865), pgs. 51-2. Accessed 8 September 2018 http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/FRUS/FRUS-idx?type=turn&entity=FRUS.FRUS1865p1.p0091&id=FRUS.FRUS1865p1
  12. ^ "Letter, Alonzo Wolverton to his sister Roseltha Wolverton Goble, December 4, 1864," Examples of Wolverton Family Letters from Darroch Donation, Archives of Ontario. Accessed 8 September 2018 http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/fenians/darroch_acquisition.aspx
  13. ^ United States Department of State, "To his Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America," Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session Thirty-Eighth Congress (1864), pgs. 126-7. Accessed 8 September 2018 http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/FRUS/FRUS-idx?type=turn&entity=FRUS.FRUS1864p1.p0136&id=FRUS.FRUS1864p1
  14. ^ Rev. John Cordner, Canada and the United States: An Address on the American Conflict... (Manchester: A. Ireland and Co., Printers, 1865). Accessed 8 September 2018 https://archive.org/details/canadaandtheusa00cordrich
  15. ^ "George Brown describes the Charlottetown Conference, 1864," Canadian Confederation, Library and Archives Canada. Accessed 8 September 2018 http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/023001-7103-e.html
  16. ^ "Opening of Navigation," Enterprise, Collingwood, C.W. Accessed 8 September 2018 http://images.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/details.asp?ID=6830
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