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CNHS - Siège-de-Québec-en-1775 - Siege of Quebec in 1775
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 48.933 W 071° 12.199
19T E 331918 N 5187024
Quick Description: La plaque reliée à cet événement est située sur la rue de la Barricade, à l'ouest de la rue Saint-Pierre, à Québec. The plaque related to this event is on De la Barricade Street, west of Saint-Pierre Street, in Quebec City.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 4:59:01 AM
Waymark Code: WME9XH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 23

Long Description:
Le texte sur la plaque se lit comme suit:
Ici, à la barricade du Sault-au-Matelot, la milice canadienne et les forces britanniques, sous l'autorité du gouverneur Carleton, repoussèrent l'assaut des «Congressistes» américains, le 31 décembre 1775. À Près-de-Ville, au pied de la Citadelle actuelle, une trentaine de miliciens québécois et une poignée de matelots anglais firent également échec au général Montgomery. Ces faits d'armes furent décisifs dans la défaite des envahisseurs qui assiégeaient Québec depuis l'automne afin d'intégrer le Canada à leur mouvement révolutionnaire. Ces derniers quittèrent la ville en mai 1776, à l'arrivée des renforts britanniques.
The text on the plaque reads as follows:
Here, at the Sault-au-Matelot barricade, Canadian militia and British forces under the general command of Governor Carleton repelled the attack of the American "Congressionists" on December 31, 1775. At Près-de-Ville, near the foot of the current Citadel, about thirty Québec militia and a few English sailors also turned back General Montgomery. These displays of force were critical in defending Québec against the invaders who had laid siege to the town since the fall, attempting to draw Canada into their revolutionary movement. The Americans retreated in May 1776, upon the arrival of British reinforcements.
Classification: National Historic Event

Province or Territory: Quebec

Location - City name/Town name: Québec

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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