Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Battle of Eccles Hill


Eccles Hill, Battle of, an engagement which took place on May 25, 1870, between a force of about 800 Fenians, under "General" O'Neil, and a body of Canadian militia and volunteers. The Fenians crossed the border between Vermont and the Eastern Townships at a place known as Eccles Hill or Cook's Mills, and after some desultory fighting retreated in confusion. O'Neil was arrested by the American authorities, and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for breach of the neutrality laws.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada , 1948, 411p., p. 259.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College