II-88853 | No. 6 Company, Victoria Rifles, Montreal, QC, composite, 1889

 
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No. 6 Company, Victoria Rifles, Montreal, QC, composite, 1889
Wm. Notman & Son
1889, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-88853
© McCord Museum
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Shortly after the start of the American Civil War, the supposed possibility of invasion caused the formation of a number of militias in Canada. In Montreal, members of the Beaver Lacrosse Club formed the Victoria Rifles Company on September 20, 1861.