Who Goes to Visit a Battlefield ? Mr. R. Does!



Rosamond, Bennett. Mr.
Source: Library and Archives Canada/MIKAN 3489881


From the Sept 13th -1870- Almonte Gazette

Mr. B. Rosamond, Esq., returned home from England on Wednesday evening, looking considerably well from his extended visit through the old countries. Mr. R., while in France, visited the great battlefield of the French and Prussian armies, and witnessed some of the horrors and sufferings and devastation of “glorious” war.


The Franco-Prussian War was a war between France and Prussia. Some German allies of Prussia also joined. This war was ‘designed’ by Otto von Bismarck .-Wikipedia

On the evening of Mr. R.’s arrival home the brass band, the majority of whom are his employees, welcomed him home again by a serenade at his residence and by lighting large bonfires. This little compliment to Mr. R . may be taken as an evidence of the good feeling existing between that gentleman and his employees.

Please note the Almonte Gazette called him Mr. R.– I did not.:)


French soldiers in the Franco-Prussian War 1870–71-Wikipedia


Read the Almonte Gazette here



ROSAMOND, BENNETT, manufacturer and politician; b. 10 May 1833 in Carleton Place, Upper Canada, eldest son of James Rosamond and Margaret Wilson; m. 24 July 1852 Adair Mary Roy in Smiths Falls, Upper Canada, and they had two sons and a daughter; d. 18 May 1910 in London, England, and was buried in Almonte, Ont.



Rosamond House on Bell Street in Carleton Place- Photo– Heritage Carleton Place

Related reading:

The Exact Reason Rosamond Left Carleton Place

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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