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Private, Royal Fencible Americans, Fort Cumberland, 1775-1776

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During the siege of Fort Cumberland (formerly the French Fort Beauséjour) during the winter of 1775-1776, the soldiers of this newly raised unit had no uniforms; old blankets and even barrack rugs were pressed into service. Reconstruction by Derek Fitzjames. (Parks Canada)

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Fort Cumberland Defended

Type: Document

The American rebels' attack on Nova Scotia came in November 1776, against Fort Cumberland. Colonel Goreham's determined defence of the run-down fortification was enough to hold it until reinforcements arrived. This was the last serious threat to the colony from the rebels.

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