Napoleonic Monument

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Impressive memorial to 309 French Napoleonic POWs who died in Valleyfield Paper Mill prison 1811-1814 and buried nearby

About Napoleonic Monument

Classic style impressive stone memorial to 309 French Napoleonic Prison Of Wars kept in Valleyfield Paper Mill (commissioned by the government) and buried nearby 1811-1814. Erected and inscription by papermill owner Alexander Cowan: ‘CERTAIN INHABITANTS… DESIRING TO REMEMBER THAT ALL MEN ARE BRETHREN CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED… 1830. French text on back: ‘Born to bless the wishes of ageing mothers, By fate called to become lovers, beloved husbands and fathers, They died exiled.’ There is an Information board onsite.

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