Friday, August 21, 2009

Live-blogging the siege of Quebec+250 #50

Tuesday, August 21, 1759. Captain Knox's journal delivers the news from a grumpy siege camp.
We fire a little on the town to-day without any return. The weather is so extremely wet and disagreeable that very little advantage can now be reaped anywhere. At noon General Wolfe discharged some howitzers into the enemy's camp. The project of erecting a fortress on the island of Coudre, for a garrison of three thousand men, is laid aside for want of proper materials and the season being too far advanced for such an undertaking. The enterprise of storming Quuebec is also given up, as too desperate to hope for success.
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