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Title
Montmorency Falls
Description
During the Summer of 1759 British general Wolfe was frustrated by the terrain around Quebec as it thwarted attempts to bring the French army to battle. He finally decided to do a combined amphibious assault against the heights near Montmorency …
Subject
Publisher
Date
1759-07-31
Scenario#
41
Scenario Description
During the Summer of 1759 British general Wolfe was frustrated by the terrain around Quebec as it thwarted attempts to bring the French army to battle. He finally decided to do a combined amphibious assault against the heights near Montmorency Falls while troops also joined the assault along the beach below the falls and British units pressured a ford above the falls. Wolfe led his men ashore in the face of heavy French firepower in redoubts on the beach and units posted on the heights above the beach. His men carried the beach redoubts and immediately started trying to scale the cliffs before supporting British troops marching along the beach reached them. The attack across the ford did not materialize. The British piecemeal attack broke down and the men along the beach were devastated by the French positions along the heights.
Location
Beauport, Canada
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Beauport, also known as the Battle of Montmorency, fought on 31 July 1759, was an important confrontation between the British and French Armed Forces during the Seven Years' War of the French province of Canada. The attack conducted by the British against the French defense line of Beauport, some 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Quebec was checked, and the British soldiers of General James Wolfe retreated with 443 casualties and losses.
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Combatants
France
Great Britain

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