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Wolfe and Montcalm
Chronological List of Important Events


1756, March 14th, Montcalm appointed to command the forces in Canada.

1756, August 14th, Montcalm captures Oswego.

1757, August 9th, Montcalm captures Fort William Henry.

1757, August 11th, Massacre at Fort William Henry.

1757, Wolfe appointed quartermaster-general to the Rochefort expedition.

1758, July 8th, Montcalm wins the battle of Carillon (Ticonderoga).

1758, Wolfe appointed as junior brigadier to serve under Amherst at Louisbourg.

1759, Wolfe appointed to command the expedition against Quebec.

1759, February 17th, Wolfe sails for Canada on the Neptune.

1759, June 26th, British fleet anchors off the Island of Orleans. Wolfe issues a proclamation to the inhabitants. 1759, June 27th, The army lands on the Island of Orleans unopposed. A heavy gale throws the fleet into confusion. 1759, June 28th, The French send fire-rafts against the ships.

1759, June 29th, Carleton occupies the point of the Island opposite the Falls of Montmorency. Monckton crosses the south channel to Beaumont.

1759, June 30th, Canadians attack Monckton's force inflicting loss.

1759, July 2nd, Wolfe occupies the Levis heights with 5,000 men and siege guns.

1759, July 9th, Wolfe seizes the left bank of the Montmorency.

1759, July 12th, 13th, Dumas, with 1,500 men, makes an unsuccessful attack upon the Levis batteries.

1759, July 18th, Wolfe reconnoitres the north shore above the town. Two frigates and smaller vessels also pass up the river escaping damage from the town batteries.

1759, July 21st, Wolfe again reconnoitres above the town. Carleton leads an expedition twenty miles up the river against Pointe-aux-Trembles. Bougainville appointed to watch the British movements above the town.

1759, July 25th, Wolfe makes a reconnaissance in force up the Montmorency. The French, under Repentigny, repulse him with loss.

1759, July 27th, De Courval sends fire-rafts against the fleet.

1759, July 31st, Wolfe is severely repulsed in an attack in force upon Montmorency.

1759, August 5th, Murray is sent up the river with a considerable force.

1759, August 8th, Murray receives a severe check from Bougainville at Pointe-aux-Trembles.

1759, August 25th, Murray returns to the main army.

1759, August 29th, Wolfe proposes a threefold plan to the brigadiers.

1759, August 30th, Brigadiers reject these plans and propose an alternative.

1759, August 31st to September 3rd, The camp at Montmorency is evacuated. Various reconnaissances up the river.

1759, September 10th, Wolfe makes his final reconnaissance, and selects L' Anse du Foulon (Wolfe's Cove) as the point of attack.

1759, September 13th, The battle of the Plains of Abraham. Wolfe dies on the field of battle. Vaudreuil retreats from Beauport to Jacques Cartier.

1759, September 14th, Montcalm dies.

1759, September 18th, Ramezay capitulates.

1759, September 19th, Townshend marches into Quebec.

1760, April 28th, Levis defeats Murray at Ste. Foy.

1760, May 16th, Ldvis abandons the siege of Quebec on account of the arrival of the English fleet.


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