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20 May

The French and Indian War: Wolfe’s capture of Quebec 1759


Here is a wonderful article on the French and Indian war.

In 1759 thirty-two year English General James Wolfe successfully defeated the French General Montcalm. Quebec, France’s chief city in Canada was taken, radically altering the balance of power in North America. With the Seven Year’s war raging in Europe (known as the French and Indian war in the American colonies) and British command of the oceans, French possessions were vulnerable to British attack. Quebec itself sits on a rocky headland that rises hundreds of feet above the confluence of the St.Lawrence and St.Charles rivers. These formidable natural defences combined with a French garrison of 14,000 troops and 106 guns made the city one of the strongest fortified positions on the entire continent.

You can read the whole article at Military History and Warfare Blog.


One Response to “The French and Indian War: Wolfe’s capture of Quebec 1759”

  1. Casey Badger says:

    If you are interested in the French and Indian War, a great site to check out is Shmoop. It has an in-depth analysis of events and a detailed time line as well. Significant people who changed history and a host of study questions, make this site a boon for students or just anyone interested in knowing more. Remember, if the French and Indian War had unfolded along a slightly different path—and there were many times when it easily could have—the United States as we know it probably wouldn’t exist. If the war had unfolded differently, you might now be reading this not in English but instead in French. Food for thought!

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