The Battle of the Restigouche, 1760
|Over the past 200 years, the facts of the battle at Restigouche
have been forgotten or altered by imaginative and misinformed storytellers. The
bullets, buttons and bones found on local farms, the occasional glimpse of
charred timbers protruding from shallow waters, and a desire to explain such
phenomena have helped to form a tragic tale parading as a description of the
It is a minor engagement in the Seven Years' War that the battle of Restigouche has most frequently been described, when described at all. But although the French fleet was small and although the battle was waged in an obscure part of the Atlantic coast, the battle's outcome was significant for the future of New France.
Written by Judith Beattie and Bernard Pothier for Parks Canada. Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1996.
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