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    Oh, and they named the town just to the North of Groton, Ledyard after Colonel Ledyard, demonstrating that we once again would steal our place names anyway we could. :)

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shay%27s_rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion was a small scale revolt by war veterans due to the post Revolutionary War economic depression. The town that I grew up in(Petersham, MA) actually used to do a re enactment every February, but discontinued it in the early 2000's due to complaints by some folks that thought it was "Unamerican".

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsun View Post
    For me, there's the War of 1812. Now I haven't polished up on my history in quite a while but I believe that was when the Americans tried to invade Canada, of course at that time it wasn't Canada yet. After some two years of fighting the British Colonists "now Canadians" burned down many buildings in D.C including the White House.
    Now why this war was fought is an entire history lesson which i'm not about to teach.
    Yes, and in retaliation against the British forces taking Washington, the American forces later took York (now Toronto). But York wasn't much of a metropolis back then, and it wasn't much of a battle - land the ships, take the little fort, blow up the munitions, hang out for two days, get bored, go home.

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    Not near me but an interesting facet of history

    Ireland Invades Canada

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    Interesting..Ridgetown is about the same distance as Chatham is from here.
    Thanks for posting that up.
    " If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra

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    Memorial to a local man situated at the village cross

    Ballinhassig
    Ambush
    Wikipedia-During the War of Independence there was a number of actions in the area. Including on February 3, 1921 when the Irish Republican Army (IRA) ambushed and killed three Black and Tans on the Tulligbeg side of the village. That night the black and tans retaliated by burning much of the village and homes in the Ballinaboy area.
    Newcestown or Percival Ambush

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    Doofa,

    2 things.

    1. PRC. Peoples Republic of Camden. We got there before Caark.

    2. Go to Kerry. You'll see a lot of Memorials.

    Slainte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Doofa,

    2 things.

    1. PRC. Peoples Republic of Camden. We got there before Caark.

    2. Go to Kerry. You'll see a lot of Memorials.

    Slainte.

    Edd,

    2 things.

    1. Camden is full of Corkonian 5th columnists ready to drink your pubs dry and steal your cattle

    2. Did you hear the one about the Kerryman pimp
    Spoiler:
    He spent all his money on a warehouse


    seacht cac thit ort

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Many of these ships were wrecked off the coast of Cork, and so many Spanish sailors were pulled out of the sea around Baltimore that a townland (parish) was named Spain.
    Similarly Spanish Point in County Clare. Although the local O'Briens saw to it that the surviving Spanish (who were rescued by local fisherman) were executed before the local lasses could administer their, er, sympathies.
    Dum spiro, spero.
    Tada gan iarracht.

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    Just dropped by to necro a bit and report that two retired policemen blew themselves up with an Italian handgranade from 2nd world war successfully. The tards were playing ball with it - in the middle of the town of Tolmin where the frontline from first world war ran close and has also seen much fighting during second. Even I know that 'paradajzerca' explodes if you look at her wrong and that anti mine personnel begs people to leave them alone if found.

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