Civil War Institute
Canada! America’s hat! Our friendly little brother to the north. The home of hockey and Tim Horton’s and your home, too, when that other political party elects their crazy candidate. All jokes aside, the United States has long had a close relationship with our northern neighbor, and the Civil War proved no exception. An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 Canadians fought during the war, typically on the side of the Union due to their geographic proximity and cultural sympathies. Of that number, approximately 5,000 were killed. [excerpt]
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Nadeau, Ryan M., "Instruments of War: A Canadian Musician in a Rhode Island Regiment" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 168.