A Canada General Service Medal - Capt. Adjutant Edmund M.H. Vieth
A Canada General Service Medal to Capt. Adjutant Edmund M.H. Vieth - FENIAN RAID 1866 (Capt. V. Adjt. E.M.H. Vieth 15th Regt. N.S.M.). Naming is officially engraved in running script, inverted. Very crisp detail, light contact on the raised rim on the obverse, extremely fine. Footnote: Edmund Montgomery Harris Vieth was with the Halifax Volunteer Battalion, 63rd Battalion, Scottish Rifles (Nova Scotia Militia) and is listed on page 191 of John Thyen's Book. The Halifax Volunteer Battalion included six companies that were raised in present-day Hailfax Regional Municipality. The six companies included the Scottish Rifles, Chebucto Grays, Mayflower Rifles, Halifax Rifles, Irish Volunteers and Dartmouth Rifles, which were all raised in the fall of 1859. The upper ranks of the Battalion was made up of distinguished people from the community filling the ranks of officers. The Battalion served ceremonial functions, raised money for charities as well as defended the city against possible military threat during the Fenian Raids. To protect Nova Scotia from a possible Fenian Raid, the Battalion was put on high alert from March 27, 1866 – April 14, 1866. The companies were ordered to parade in full marching order with great coats, blankets and canteen. The Greys and Halifax Rifles (2nd company) to proceed to McNab's Island, under command of Major Mackinlay; the Scottish Rifles, under Captain McLean, to George's Island; the remainder of the Battalion to remain under arms at headquarters, ready to proceed to whatever post they were required at.