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Sir Patrick Leonard MacDougall

Sir Patrick Leonard MacDougall, military officer, author (b at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 10 Aug 1819; d at Kingston Hill, Eng 28 Nov 1894).

MacDougall, Sir Patrick Leonard

Sir Patrick Leonard MacDougall, military officer, author (b at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 10 Aug 1819; d at Kingston Hill, Eng 28 Nov 1894). Adjutant general of the Canadian militia 1865-68, MacDougall served in Canada from 1844 to 1854 and had written Emigration (1848), proposing a railway from Halifax to Québec. In Forts versus Ships (1862), he underlined the importance of British control of the Great Lakes. During the difficulties with the FENIANS, he organized isolated volunteer companies into battalions and formed mobile brigades. From 1878 to 1883 MacDougall commanded the British troops remaining in North America.

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