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 The shaken Canadians had to regroup. Middleton was apprehensive about marching through the Métis territory, informing the Minister of Militia and Defence, Adolphe Caron, that a few Métis stationed at strategic points along the way could kill quite a number of his troops. News came that Colonel Otter and his expedition on their mission to bring relief to Battleford had been defeated on 2 May by Poundmaker'​s Indians and their Métis companions. But Canadian reinforcements were coming from Qu'​Appelle on the Hudson'​s Bay steamer, the Northcote. About 80 men of the Midland Batallion and a Lieutenant-Colonel van Straubenzie who had served in the Crimea and Arthur L Howard , a lieutenant in the Connecticut National Guard, with his Gatling gun would be quite a boost. The shaken Canadians had to regroup. Middleton was apprehensive about marching through the Métis territory, informing the Minister of Militia and Defence, Adolphe Caron, that a few Métis stationed at strategic points along the way could kill quite a number of his troops. News came that Colonel Otter and his expedition on their mission to bring relief to Battleford had been defeated on 2 May by Poundmaker'​s Indians and their Métis companions. But Canadian reinforcements were coming from Qu'​Appelle on the Hudson'​s Bay steamer, the Northcote. About 80 men of the Midland Batallion and a Lieutenant-Colonel van Straubenzie who had served in the Crimea and Arthur L Howard , a lieutenant in the Connecticut National Guard, with his Gatling gun would be quite a boost.
  
-=== The Battle for Batch ===+=== The Battle for Batoche ​===
  
 The Northcote with the reinforcements renewed Middleton'​s confidence. He decided, as his tactical plan to combine naval with military operations. The Northcote would sail downriver to create a diversion on the west side of Batoche while his military forces would attack from the east. On 7 May the Canadian column was in motion with 850 men, four cannon and the Gatling gun which could eject a continuous stream of bullets. The Northcote with the reinforcements renewed Middleton'​s confidence. He decided, as his tactical plan to combine naval with military operations. The Northcote would sail downriver to create a diversion on the west side of Batoche while his military forces would attack from the east. On 7 May the Canadian column was in motion with 850 men, four cannon and the Gatling gun which could eject a continuous stream of bullets.
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