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CHAPTER 1: The Conquest

The Battle of Sainte-Foy (2 pages)

French Victory on the Plains of Abraham

Battle of Sainte-Foy, 28 April 1760

Battle of Sainte-Foy, 28 April 1760
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The battle was bitter. The hardest-fought engagements occurred at the site of the house of a man named Dumont, which was in a pivotal position. The Régiment de La Sarre and the 43rd and 60th British regiments engaged in hand-to-hand combat there, and the house changed sides several times. The Régiment de Berry came to support the Régiment de La Sarre, and charged the British artillery under a hail of grapeshot, taking the cannons. The line was shaken. Murray ordered a retreat and it was carried out in good order. The British lost 1,100 men, dead, wounded or taken prisoner, whereas Lévis's losses totalled 572 dead and wounded.[20]

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  • General Lévis encouraging his French army at the battle of Ste Foy on 28 April 1760