1861 in Canada

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Events from the year 1861 in Canada.

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Events[edit]

  • April 14 – A major flood hits Montreal
  • April 15 – Nova Scotia: resolution for provincial union by Joseph Howe for referral to the other British North American provinces in July.
  • May 13 – The UK declares its neutrality in American Civil War.
  • June 1 – The UK bans naval craft or privateers of American belligerents from carrying prizes into British ports or territorial waters.
  • November 8 – The Trent Affair: British packet steamer Trent stopped by United States warship in international waters. Two Confederate diplomats taken off and imprisoned in Boston.
  • November 28 – Viscount Monck becomes Governor-General.
  • December 3 – The UK sends reinforcements to British North America.
  • December 23 – The UK demands release of Confederate diplomats taken from Trent.
  • December 26 – Confederate diplomats taken from Trent released.

Full date unknown[edit]

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Lomer Gouin

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