British Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Monckton staged out of nearby Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia began the siege in early June, 1755, with the goal of opening the Isthmus of Chignecto to British control.
After approximately two weeks of siege, Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, the French fort's commander, capitulated on June 16, 1755.
|Camp of the British 43rd Regiment during the siege of Fort Beauséjour|
|Fort Beauséjour today|
This marked the end of Father Le Loutre's War and the opening of a British offensive in the Acadia/ Nova Scotia theater of the French and Indian War, which would eventually lead to the end the French Empire in North America. The battle also reshaped the settlement patterns of the Atlantic region, and laid the groundwork for the modern province of New Brunswick.
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