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A journal of the siege of Louisbourg and Cape Breton in 1745

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Published by s.n.] in [Washington? .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby James Gibson
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 32854, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 32854
ContributionsDow, L. D. (Lorenzo D.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche (23 fr.)
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24332361M
ISBN 100665328540

  In ,merchants from New England raised a largely untrained army of about 4, to capture the French fort of Louisbourg in Nova French were formidable builders of forts, and Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island was the greatest French fort in North America,and probably the strongest fort on the east coast of North America was 5/5(1). An Accurate journal and account of the procedings of the New-England land-forces, during the late expedition against the French settlements on cape Breton, to the time of the surrender of Louisbourg containing a just representation of the transactions and occurrences, and of the behaviour of the said forces: dated, Louisbourg, Oct. 20, , and in form attested by Lieut. General Pepperell.

The Siege of Louisbourg lasted from June 8 to J , and was part of the French & Indian War (). Located on the approaches to the St. Lawrence River, the fortress at Louisbourg was a critical part of New France's defenses. Eager to strike at Quebec, the British first attempted to take the town in but were thwarted. The community of Louisbourg with a population of is located on the southeast coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is easily accessible by road, air and sea. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail are also within easy driving distance, as is the Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck.

Series V: Journals consists of journals, a notebook, and an orderly book kept by men serving in the French and Indian War, as well as a journal from the expedition to Louisbourg to Cape Breton. Collection is arranged chronologically within in each series. Return to the Table of Contents.   Last week we ended with his ship approaching Louisboug. Before moving on to the next part of the journal we want to give some additional context for this battle. View of the English landing on the island of Cape Breton to attack the fortress of Louisbourg. Source, Wikipedia Creative Commons, Public Domain.


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A journal of the siege of Louisbourg and Cape Breton in [microform] Item PreviewPages:   Journal of Roger Wolcott at the Siege of Louisbourg, [Roger, Wolcott] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Journal of Roger Wolcott at the Siege of Louisbourg, Author: Wolcott Roger. Get this from a library. A journal of the siege of Louisbourg and Cape Breton in [James Gibson; L D Dow].

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Volume 2,contains a Record of Proceedings of the Councils of War held at Canso and at Louisbourg. Volume 3,has many copies of letters written during the expedition against Cape Breton. Volume 4,includes letters, notebooks, journals and other records.

JOURNAL OF ROGER WOLCOTT AT THE SIEGE OF LOUISBOURG, The Camp before Louisbourg, May 7th Whereas, there is now encamped on the island of Cape Breton, near the city of Louisbourg, a number of his Britannic majesty's troops under the command of the Hon ble.

Lieut. Another edition was issued at Boston in under the title A Journal of the Siege of Louisbourg and Cape Breton inBy Capt. James Gibson, with a sketch of the Author.

The original manuscript once belonged to Lorenzo Johnson. The Siege of Louisbourg and Its Aftermath, He’d rather leave his body at Louisbourg than not take the city.1 England’s focus on the Gulf of St.

Lawrence region arose primarily from a com-mercial concern with the fisheries. For Westcountrymen, this dated perhaps as early as the s. 19 rows  An Accurate journal and account of the procedings of the New-England land-forces.

Part of the War of the Austrian Succession. The Siege of Louisbourg took place in when a New England colonial force aided by a British fleet captured Louisbourg, the capital of the French province of Île-Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island) during the War of the Austrian Succession, known as King George's War in the British on: Louisbourg, Île-Royale (present-day.

LOUISBOURG, ROBERT EMMET WALL, JR. THE reputation of the fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island is a formidable one. In the eighteenth cen-tury it was considered impregnable; and more recent historians, in referring to it as the Gibraltar or Dunkirk of North Amer-ica, can record nothing but amazement at the accomplishments.

In April ofWarren reached Cape Breton and routed a small French man of war. The Gentleman's Magazine reports how valuable Cape Breton would be to England, due to its vast fishery and strategic geographical location.

The surrender of the French garrison at Tournay is discussed, and speculation on the siege of Louisbourg is : K-Lee Fraser. The invasion fleet reached Louisbourg on 30 April The Anglo-American troops landed unopposed and quickly seized the Royal Battery, a fortified artillery position outside the French fortress.

Pepperell's men promptly turned the captured cannon on Louisbourg. LOUISBOURG The following is from a 16 page manuscript journal in an unidentified hand entitled "Journal of the Siege of Louisbourg ," (May J ) The journal and its accompanying tables were most likely written shortly after Louisbourg was taken.

A journal of the siege of Louisbourg and Cape Breton in [electronic resource] / By. James Gibson and L.

(Lorenzo D.) Dow. Abstract. The Capture of Louisbourg, By Hugh Boscawen. Published in by University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN pages. I wish this book had been published a few years earlier, as it would have been most useful in preparing for my recent book on Cook’s time in Eastern Canada and Newfoundland.

J.S. McLennan’s work 2 was a major source for me, but this new title renders it. On the afternoon of June 28th, the great French bastion at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia capitulated to besieging New England troops and supporting British naval units.

This climaxed one of the most implausible but yet completely successful military campaigns anywhere at. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

— King George's War. Louisburg is a town ( pop. 1,), on E Cape Breton Island, N.S., Canada. The town, an ice-free port, is near the site of the great fortress of Louisbourg, built (–40) by France as its Gibraltar in America. Plans were drawn by the great French engineer Vauban, but the work was poorly done, and the garrison.

Yankees at Louisbourg — The Story of the First Siege, by George A. Rawlyk • photos, maps, bibliography, index • pages “THE BEST AND FULLEST ACCOUNT of the first siege of Louisbourg”—W.S.

MacNutt. It was during his service in that he was a witness to the expedition to Cape Breton Island, now part of Nova Scotia, and the siege of Louisbourg. While on this journey, Rev. Bidwell kept a journal.

The above is a sloop of war and is similar to the type of ship Reverend Bidwell would have sailed on this expedition.The Siege of Louisbourg took place in when a New England colonial force aided by a British fleet captured Louisbourg, the capital of the French province of Île-Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island) during the War of the Austrian Succession, known as King George's War in the British colonies.