Major James Morrow Walsh

Major James Morrow Walsh (HM1MPV)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.642', W 75° 30.678'

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Born and educated in Prescott, Walsh was trained at military schools at Kingston and by 1873 had attained the rank of Major in the militia. In that year he was commissioned in the newly formed North-West Mounted Police. While in charge at Fort Walsh, in present-day Saskatchewan, he became known for his influence and friendship with Sitting Bull, chief of the approximately 5,000 Sioux who sought refuge in Canada 1876-77, and for his role in the negotiations for their return to the United States. Walsh retired in 1883 but fourteen years later, at the height of the Klondike gold rush, he was appointed first Commissioner of the Yukon and Superintendent of the North-West Mounted Police there. In 1898 he retired to his home in Brockville.
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 459499 N 4950940
Decimal Degrees44.71070000, -75.51130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.642', W 75° 30.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 38.52" N, 75° 30' 40.68" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Water St E, Prescott Ontario , CA
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