Thursday, September 10, 2009

Live-blogging the siege of Quebec+250 #70

Monday, September 10, 1759. James Wolfe and brigadiers Monckton and Townshend, all of them disguised in grenadiers’ coats so they will not be observed, move downriver closer to Quebec, and Wolfe studies the cliffs opposite. This seems to be the day that Wolfe throws his own change into the brigadiers’ plan for a landing. They have emphasized, not hitting the enemy directly, but getting the British army established across the French communication and supply lines at least ten miles above the city, so that Montcalm will be forced at some time to come out and confront them. This seems too methodical to Wolfe. But as he reconnoiters, he does not take the brigadiers into his confidence about his changing plans.
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