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Northwest Campaign
Personal Stories

The Participants -- Autobiography, Biography and Reminiscence: The Government Side

There are a plethora of accounts by Campaign participants with the government forces. As might be expected with a part-time volunteer militia, among officers and men were a number who would later go on to prominence in Canadian public life -- members of Parliament, municipal worthies in both eastern and western Canada, Canada's first general and a future Governor-General. Many wrote memoirs or were subjects of biographies. Senior officers used their memoirs to justify their actions or condemn other officers.

Clapp, Chas. S. - "With the Midland Battalion to Batoche". - R.H. Roy, ed. - Saskatchewan history. - Vol. 32 (Spring 1979). - P. 41-60

Lamb, James B. - Jingo. - Toronto : Macmillan Canada, 1992. - 284 p.

  • Biography of Major General Thomas Bland Strange.

Laurie, R.C. - Reminiscences of early days in Battleford and with Middleton's column. - Battleford, Sask. : Privately printed, 1935. - 140 p.

MacDermot, H.E. - Sir Thomas Roddick : his work in medicine and public life. - Toronto : Macmillan, 1938. - P. 45-83

Macleod, R.C. - Reminiscences of a bungle, by one of the bunglers : and two other Northwest Rebellion diaries. - Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 1983. - 323 p. - (Western Canada reprint series, 3)

  • Diaries of Louis Redman Ord, Richard Scougall Cassels and Harold Penryn Rusden.

Middleton, (Sir) Fred. - Suppression of the rebellion in the North West Territories of Canada, 1885. - G.H. Needler, ed. - Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1948. - 80 p. - (University of Toronto studies; history and economics series, vol. XI)

  • Originally published as a series of articles in the United Service magazine (London), November 1893 - February 1894.

Miller, Carmen, ed. - "Lord Melgund and the North-West Campaign of 1885". - Saskatchewan history. - Vol. 22 (Autumn 1969). - P. 81-108

Morton, Desmond. - The Canadian General, Sir William Otter. - Toronto : Hakkert, 1974. - P. 75-132. - (Canadian War Museum historical publication number 9)

* ____. "Middleton, Sir Frederick Dobson". - Dictionary of Canadian biography. - Volume XII: 1891 to 1900. - Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1990. - P. 732-736. - Also published in French under the title: Dictionnaire biographique du Canada.

Pelletier, Oscar C. - Mémoires, souvenirs de famille et récits. - Québec, Québec : [s.n.], 1940. - 396 p.

Pennefather, John P. - Thirteen years on the prairies : from Winnipeg to Cold Lake; fifteen hundred miles. - London : K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1892. - 127 p. - Reproduced in microform format: CIHM microfiche series, no. 30443

Royal Military College Club of Canada. - Reference book containing information respecting the graduates, ex-cadets and gentleman cadets, of the Royal Military College of Canada. - Ernest F. Würtele, comp. - [S.l.] : Privately printed, 1892. - 64 p. - Reproduced in microform format: CIHM microfiche series, no. 14751

Steele, (Sir) Samuel Benfield. - Forty years in Canada : reminiscences of the great Northwest with some account of his service in South Africa. - Mollie Glen Niblett, ed. - Toronto : McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1915. - 428 p.

Strange, Thomas Bland. - Gunner Jingo's jubilee. - London : Remington, 1893. - P. 394-519. - Reproduced in microform format: CIHM microfiche series, no. 14741

Wadmore, R. Lyndhurst. - "The 1885 North-West Campaign diary of Lieutenant R. Lyndhurst Wadmore, Infantry School Corps". - David Ross, ed. - Saskatchewan history. - Vol. 42 (Spring 1989). - P. 62-78

Winter, Charles F. - "The North-West Rebellion, 1885 : a memoir by Colour Sergeant (later General) C.F. Winters [sic]". - D.S.C. Mackay, ed. - Saskatchewan history. - Vol. 35 (Winter 1982). - P. 1-16

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