Monday, September 07, 2009

Live-blogging the siege of Quebec+250 #67

Friday September 7, 1759. British ships, carrying several thousand troops primed for a landing, lie in the river adjacent to Cap-Rouge. Colonel Bougainville watches them anxiously from the shore.

The British order of battle for the landing forces has been issued, but Wolfe stays flexible. The British forces, naval and army, are working superbly together. Wolfe has tremendous freedom to order them into action almost spontaneously. He can go or not go on a moment’s notice.“When the coast has been examined and the best landing places pitched upon, the troops will be ordered to disembark, perhaps this night’s tide.”
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