[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: Thu, Apr 04 2002, 23:34:00
Author: Michael Southon
Subject: Charles James Roberts

Thanks Mr Bean and Daphne Bridgen for the wonderful account by CJ Roberts of his experiences on the Red River Expedition which helped secure Canada as a nation back in 1870/71. As a researcher of that historic period this is the first account I've seen by a non-military member of the force. I am very curious if CJ Roberts wrote anything further of his adventures in Canada. For example his account stops curiously short of explaining that as Col. Wolseley's troops entered the Fort they found that Louis Riel had escaped only hours before, so the west was won on that day without firing a shot. My research focuses particularly on Shebandowan Lake on which CJ described camping on an island. Can anyone help?

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


[> Re: Charles James Roberts -- Bean, Sun, May 26 2002, 4:46:07

Hi Michael

Thank you for your comments re. Charles' account of the Red River Expedition. I agree, the story does come to an abrupt end, maybe he was just relieved that he had survived and did not bother to make any more notes.

As far as I know he did not write any more about his adventures in Canada. He left the army in March 1873 and joined the Grand Trunk Railroad, Montreal from April 1874 to April 1875 as a Boiler Maker's assistant. I believe he returned to England shortly afterwards.

We still have his large trunk, in the attic, that he took to Canada. I'm sure I have been through all the papers but that was a few years ago when I first started the family tree, so there may be a few items that did not seem relevant at the time. The only other item in his notebook that contained his account of the R.R.E. was "A sermon preached to the Irish Peasantry" by Father Brown, it is quite long and he had copied it three times for reasons only known to himself. I also remember seeing a poem written for him by one of his comrades in Canada. Don't think it had any relevance though. I will let you know if I do find any more articles.

I did loan a book from the London Library some years ago with a full account of the Expedition, I imagine you have already read it.


[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

[> Re: Charles James Roberts -- tiffany stacey, Sat, Jan 10 2004, 18:51:03

dear daddy ilove you very much

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[ Edit | View ]

Post a message:
This forum requires an account to post.
[ Create Account ]
[ Login ]
[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT+0
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.