Friday, September 04, 2009

Live-blogging the siege of Quebec+250 #64

Tuesday, September 4, 1759. Today both General Wolfe and Admiral Saunders move upriver, and Saunders "hoists his flag" (that is, he establishes his headquarters) in the Sutherland, which has been in the upper river for weeks. More of the boats the troops will need go upriver too. The troops are assembled, the transportation is available. The British can land whenever conditions seem right.

But there remains a substantial British force at Montmorency, and Montcalm has to consider all the threats against his lines. Still, he repositions his troops, concentrating more of them near the St Charles river, just east of the town, ready to operate where most needed, “even above Quebec if necessary.”
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