1866 in Canada

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Events from the year 1866 in Canada.



Federal government





January to June

July to December


Historical Documents

Sarnia, Canada West guards against Fenian attack [4]

Charge given by a Canada West judge to a grand jury in the Fenian invaders case [5]

U.S. President Andrew Johnson hopes Canadian courts will show mercy to condemned Fenians [6]

Washington learns Fenian invaders' death sentences are to be commuted [7]


  1. ^ 1932-, Sherwin, Allan L. (Allan Leonard), (2012). Bridging two peoples : Chief Peter E. Jones, 1843-1909. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. ISBN 9781554586332. OCLC 806521138.
  2. ^ Fetherling, Douglas (2008). "John Wesley Dafoe". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ Niosi, Jorge (2008). "Edward Rogers Wood". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  4. ^ "Letter, Newton Wolverton at Sarnia, Ont. to brother Alonzo Wolverton at Wolverton, Ont., February 2, 1866," Examples of Wolverton Family Letters from Darroch Donation, Archives of Ontario. Note: scroll to bottom of page; accessed 9 September 2018 http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/fenians/darroch_acquisition.aspx
  5. ^ Trials of the Fenian Prisoners at Toronto, Who Were Captured at Fort Erie, C.W., in June, 1866 (Toronto: Printed at the Leader Steam-Press, 1867), pg. 3. Accessed 9 September 2018 http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/5641327?n=5&s=4
  6. ^ "...from the President of the United States," Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789-1873; Monday, December 3, 1866, pgs. 16-17. Accessed 9 September 2018 http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hlaw:@field([email protected](sj0593)):#0590016
  7. ^ United States Department of State, "Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward," Executive Documents Printed by Order of the House of Representatives, during the Second Session of the Fortieth Congress, 1867-'68 (1867-1868), pg. 181. Accessed 9 September 2018 http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/FRUS/FRUS-idx?type=turn&entity=FRUS.FRUS186768v01.p0249&id=FRUS.FRUS186768v01
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