Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

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Nova Scotia was heavily involved in the American Revolution (Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick until this colony was created after the war).wikipedia
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Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia was heavily involved in the American Revolution (Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick until this colony was created after the war).
Many Nova Scotian communities were settled by British regiments that fought in the war.

Loyalist (American Revolution)

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About 20,000 Loyalists fled to Nova Scotia during and after the American Revolution.
The allegiance toward the rebellion waned as American Privateers raided Nova Scotia communities throughout the war.

John Seccombe

The government arraigned dissenters John Seccombe and jailed Timothy Houghton for sedition (incitement to rebellion).
Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

John Fillis

J. Fillis
Governor Legge began to target prominent Protestant dissenters of the St. Matthew's Church: John Fillis and judge William Smith and John Frost (minister).
Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

William Smith (Nova Scotia politician)

William Smith
Governor Legge began to target prominent Protestant dissenters of the St. Matthew's Church: John Fillis and judge William Smith and John Frost (minister).
* Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

John Frost (minister)

Governor Legge began to target prominent Protestant dissenters of the St. Matthew's Church: John Fillis and judge William Smith and John Frost (minister).
Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

Malachy Salter

Malachy Salter was convicted of sedition in 1777.
Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

Timothy Houghton

The government arraigned dissenters John Seccombe and jailed Timothy Houghton for sedition (incitement to rebellion).
Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

Treaty of Watertown

In 1776, the Mi'kmaq signed the Treaty of Watertown, agreeing to support the American Patriots against the American Loyalists.

Timothy Hierlihy

In 1778, five companies under Timothy Hierlihy were sent to better garrison the island.
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Loyal American Regiment

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There were three Regiments that settled Digby, Nova Scotia: New Jersey Volunteers, the Royal Garrison Battalion and the Loyal American Regiment.

New Brunswick

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Nova Scotia was heavily involved in the American Revolution (Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick until this colony was created after the war).

American Revolution

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The American Revolution (1776–1783) had a significant impact on shaping Nova Scotia.

Henry Alline

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Nova Scotians were also influenced to remain loyal to Britain by the presence of British military units, judicial prosecution by the Nova Scotia Governors and the efforts of Reverend Henry Alline.

Battle of Machias

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In June 1775, the Americans had their first naval victory over the British in the Battle of Machias.

Bay of Fundy

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American privateer Joseph O'Brien captured these two British vessels on 12 July 1775 in the Bay of Fundy.

Raid on St. John (1775)

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The following month American privateers from Machias executed their third consecutive victory in the region by raiding St John.

Burning of Falmouth

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In retaliation for the American victories at Machias and St. John, the British executed the Burning of Falmouth (present-day Portland, Maine) in October 1775.

Portland, Maine

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In retaliation for the American victories at Machias and St. John, the British executed the Burning of Falmouth (present-day Portland, Maine) in October 1775.

Raid on Charlottetown (1775)

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The following month, in November 1775, the American Patriots retaliated by ships Hancock and from Marblehead conducting the Raid on Charlottetown (1775) and Canso, Nova Scotia where they took five prizes.

Canso, Nova Scotia

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The following month, in November 1775, the American Patriots retaliated by ships Hancock and from Marblehead conducting the Raid on Charlottetown (1775) and Canso, Nova Scotia where they took five prizes.

Liberty Tree

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(In the raid on Charlottetown, the privateers also sought revenge against Nathaniel Coffin, the Loyalist who cut down the Liberty Tree in Boston.) The first year of the war ended with the American privateer Raid on Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Raid on Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (1775)

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(In the raid on Charlottetown, the privateers also sought revenge against Nathaniel Coffin, the Loyalist who cut down the Liberty Tree in Boston.) The first year of the war ended with the American privateer Raid on Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Dissenter

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Governor Legge began to target prominent Protestant dissenters of the St. Matthew's Church: John Fillis and judge William Smith and John Frost (minister).

St. Matthew's United Church (Halifax)

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Governor Legge began to target prominent Protestant dissenters of the St. Matthew's Church: John Fillis and judge William Smith and John Frost (minister).