| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):|| American Front|
The Victorious Opposition
|Nationality:||Quebec (born in Canada|
|Date of Birth:||1871|
|Date of Death:||1941|
|Cause of Death:||Heart attack|
|Spouse:||Marie Galtier (d. 1932)|
|Children:|| Charles Galtier (son)|
Denise Galtier (daughter)
Georges Galtier (daughter)
Jeanne Galtier (daughter)
Nicole Galtier (daughter)
Susanne Galtier (daughter)
Lucien Galtier (1871-1941) was a farmer in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, then a Francophone province of Canada which was occupied by U.S. forces early in the Great War. Although Galtier was not overtly hostile to the U.S. occupation, the occupiers decided to confiscate part of his land to build a military hospital. After his daughter, Nicole, married Leonard O'Doull, one of the US Army surgeons, the U.S. military government and the government of the Republic of Québec decided Galtier was friendly, and compensated him for the land and paid back rent. The Republic of Quebec later bought the land the hospital was built on for a large sum. That money, combined with the rent he had received, made him one of the wealthier farmers in the area.
Galtier had mixed feelings for much of his life about the U.S. and the independence of Quebec. While he was sentimental about his days as a Canadian, Galtier ultimately found peace in the course of world events and their impact on his life. This peace was affirmed when Arthur McGregor, a Canadian and a farmer (like Galtier) who had turned terrorist, died when he attempted to assassinate George Custer.
Galtier's wife Marie died of cancer a few years after the Great War ended. Galtier became very lonely and remained so until, with the encouragement of his family, he began a happy relationship with Eloise Granche. A few months before the Second Great War began, Galtier died of a heart attack while having sex with Eloise. He was in his early seventies when he died.