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James Wolfe

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Marquis de Montcalm
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Jeffery Amherst

 

Definition: Brilliant British general who won the two most different battles of the war, Louisbourg and Quebec. He was second in command to Jeffery Amherst but got the lion's share of the duties in these two battles. Notoriously poor in health, he somehow managed to inspire his troops to victory. Right before the Battle of Quebec, he was shot while inspecting his troops. He stayed the course and led them to victory. He later died from his wounds.

Related Resources:
The French and Indian War
Read about the war, its battles, its origins, and its aftermath.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of James Wolfe
Bad health didn't stop him. Neither did getting shot. Read how a young James Wolfe was promoted to general and won several astounding victories for the British.

Another Bio of General Wolfe
This fun biography even has a poem in Wolfe's honor.

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