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James Wolfe

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A few regular troops from old France, weakened by hunger and sickness, who, when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers, are their general's chief dependence.

— James Wolfe

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I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers, on the spirit and success with which you have executed this important part of our enterprise.

— James Wolfe

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Now God be praised, I will die in peace.

— James Wolfe

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You know too well the forces which compose their army to dread their superior numbers.

— James Wolfe

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Warde also erected a cenotaph in Squerres Park to mark the place where Wolfe had received his first commission while visiting the Wardes. Louisbourg

On 23 January 1758 James Wolfe was appointed as a Brigadier General and sent with Major General Jeffrey Amherst to lay siege to Fortress of Louisbourg in New France (located in present-day Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia). The French government believed a peace treaty was likely to be agreed the following year and so they directed the emphasis of their own efforts towards victory in Germany and a Planned invasion of Britain hoping thereby to secure the exchange of captured territories.

He was depicted in the painting The Death of General Wolfe which became very famous around the world. After a lengthy siege Wolfe defeated a French force under Louis-Joseph de Montcalm allowing British forces to capture the city. Following the success of the Siege of Louisbourg he was made commander of a force which sailed up the Saint Lawrence River to capture Quebec City.

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