Upper Canada Rebellion

Heritage Moments: The Firebrand in Buffalo, the Rebellion in Canada

Dec 4, 2017
Lithograph by George Tattersall c. 1837-40; Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Buffalo used to be a mustering ground for invading armies, both official and unofficial. The target was always Canada: several times during the War of 1812; ahead of the Fenian Invasion in 1866; and – least remembered by Americans but no less important – during the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and its aftermath.