The New International Encyclopædia/Gagnon, Lucian

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GAGNON, gȧ'nyṓN', Lucian (?-1842). A Canadian political agitator, born at Pointe-à-la-Mule, Canada. He was a member of the Assembly of the Counties at Saint Charles, October 23, 1837, and subsequently carried on a campaign of agitation against British rule. He was instrumental in mustering a force of rebels, who were defeated at Moore's Corner and compelled to take refuge in the United States. Another attempt at insurrection also proved unsuccessful, and Gagnon was arrested by United States troops on the charge of having violated the neutrality laws. After the engagement at Odelltown, November 10, 1838, he gave up the struggle and settled in the United States.