Friday, April 28, 2017

Battle of Sainte-Foy

The battle, sometimes called the Battle of Quebec, was fought on this date in 1760, on the road to Ste-Foy, a village just west of Québec. 
François de Lévis and his French force of 5000 engaged 3900 British troops under Col James Murray outside the city walls, soundly defeating them. Although a victory for the French it would also be their last victory of the French and Indian War.
Lévis went on to lay siege to the town while awaiting reinforcements from France. However, British ships arrived first and Lévis was forced to raise his siege and retreat to Montréal.

"Battle Smoke" by Randy Steele

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