Monday, October 20, 2014

Sir Charles Stanley Monck Memorial Plaque

The Sir Charles Stanley Monck Memorial Plaque can be found on the Rideau Hall grounds.

1819 - 1894

An Irish peer and former member of the Palmerston administration, Lord Monck was named Governor General of British North America in 1861. During the American Civil War he laboured to keep hostilities from spreading north to British territory. An early proponent of the desirability of union of the British North American provinces, Monck devoted his energies and the prestige of his office to the cause of Confederation. His appointment wa extended to allow him to become the first Governor General of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. He retired to his estates in Ireland the following year.