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Subject > Wars, Battles and Conflicts > French Regime, 1603-1760 > Seven Years' War 1756-1763 > Battle of Montmorency
This 1810 plan of the 1759 siege of Quebec was based on the survey made by order of Admiral Saunders, the Royal Navy commander of the expedition. (Library and Archives Canada, C-014523)
The British siege of Quebec began in the summer of 1759 with General Wolfe's army establishing a camp on the Île d'Orléans south of Quebec. Then it began trying to force its way onto the north shore of the St. Lawrence. An attack near Montmorency Falls on July 31, 1759 failed.