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Hugh Debbieg (1731-1810)

Map of encampment at Île d'Orléans, 1759 (Île d'Orléans, Quebec, Canada) 46°55'04"N 70°53'43"W c.1759

RCIN 732103

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In 1759, British focus fell on Quebec City. This was the capital of New France, from which the French controlled the St Lawrence River. A British force under General James Wolfe pursued a campaign against the French from their camp on the Île d’Orléans, shown here. Quebec surrendered in September after a British victory (and Wolfe’s death) at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. King’s Military Map Collection Cat. 72