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Photo, Print, Drawing Attack on Saint-Charles.

About this Item

Title

  • Attack on Saint-Charles.

Summary

  • This engraving depicts a scene from the rebellions of 1837-38 in Canada, which were sparked by dissatisfaction with the political status quo. Discontent raged in particular over British dominance of the affairs of what were then still two separate colonies, Lower Canada (the southern portion of the present-day province of Quebec) and Upper Canada (the southern portion of the present-day province of Ontario). In the rebellion, the reform leaders of Lower Canada, the most prominent being Louis Joseph Papineau (1786-1871), drew on long-simmering political tensions to recruit a large number of supporters. The rebels presented little challenge to the government military forces, which included a sizable loyal militia under the command of General John Colborne coming from Upper Canada. Patriote (rebel) forces faced British troops and militia on three occasions: at Saint-Denis, Saint-Charles, and Saint-Eustache. Martial law was declared and many rebels, including Papineau, fled to the United States. Hundreds were arrested, many were transported to Australia, and others were hanged at the Pied-du-Courant prison in Montreal. The original artist of the work from which Nathaniel Hartnell made this engraving, Lord Charles Beauclerk (1813-61), was an officer commanding British soldiers at Saint-Charles.

Names

  • Beauclerk, Charles, Lord, 1813-1861 Artist.
  • Hartnell, Nathaniel, active 1829-1864 Lithographer.
  • Starr, E.-G. Contributor.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1840.

Headings

  • -  Canada--Quebec--Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu
  • -  1837-11-25
  • -  Battles
  • -  Canada--History--Rebellion, 1837-1838
  • -  Canada. Canadian Army
  • -  Churches
  • -  Great Britain. Army
  • -  Soldiers
  • -  Villages

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 color engraving.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: P.A. Buckner, revised, Richard Foot, "Rebellions of 1837," http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/rebellions-of-1837, External 2014.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library and Archives of Quebec.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • View Of Military Operations In Canada (1837-1838)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670773

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Beauclerk, Charles, Lord, Artist, Nathaniel Hartnell, and E.-G. Contributor Starr. Attack on Saint-Charles. Canada Quebec Saint-Charles-Sur-Richelieu, 1840. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670773/.

APA citation style:

Beauclerk, C., Hartnell, N. & Starr, E. -. C. (1840) Attack on Saint-Charles. Canada Quebec Saint-Charles-Sur-Richelieu, 1840. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670773/.

MLA citation style:

Beauclerk, Charles, Lord, Artist, Nathaniel Hartnell, and E.-G. Contributor Starr. Attack on Saint-Charles. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670773/>.