Le siège de Québec, 1775 - 1776English: Here, at the Sault-au-Matelot barricade, Canadian militia and British forces under the general command of Governor Carleton repelled the attack of the American "Congressionists" on December 31, 1775. At Près-de-Ville, near the foot of the current Citadel, about thirty Québec militia and a few English sailors also turned back General Montgomery. These displays of force were critical in defending Québec against the invaders who had laid siege to the town since the fall, attempting to draw Canada into their revolutionary movement. The Americans retreated in May 1776, upon the arrival of British reinforcements.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada|
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|Date Added||Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 331899 N 5187022|
|Decimal Degrees||46.81553333, -71.20356667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 48.932', W 71° 12.214'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 48' 55.9200" N, 71° 12' 12.8400" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 41-43 Rue de la Barricade, Québec Québec , CA|
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