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  LOUISBURG - LoveToKnow Article on LOUISBURG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A fortress was erected at enormous expense, and the city was the centre of the cod-fisheries.
As queen of Prussia she commanded universal respect and affection, and nothing in Prussian history is more pathetic than the dignity and unflinching courage with which she bore the sufferings inflicted on her and her family during the war between Prussia and France.
After the battle of Jena she went with _her husband to Konigsberg, and when the battles of Eylau and Friedland had placed Prussia absolutely at the mercy of France, she made a personal appeal to Napoleon at his headquarters in Tilsit, but without success.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LO/LOUISBURG.htm   (537 words)

  
 French and Indian War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Fort Necessity, one of the opening engagements of the war, marked the first and only known instance of George Washington surrendering in battle.
Battle of the Sumee Tribe (October 27, 1758)
Battle of the Plains of Abraham (September 13, 1759)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_and_Indian_War   (646 words)

  
 Louisburg
View of Louisburg 1758, in the foreground is Lighthouse Point, where Pepperells men erected their gun battery that silenced the island battery behind it.
This is commemorated on one side of the Louisburg medal by a soldier and a sailor holding North America with the words Pariter in Bella.
The British losses at Louisburg were comparatively light, and the marines had few casualties.
history.farmersboys.com /louisburg.htm   (1270 words)

  
 The Battle of Louisburg 1758
Account: The Fortress of Louisburg on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island was the bastion guarding the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River and access to French Canada.
Before the British could conquer the French colony Louisburg had to be captured.
Louisburg was on a landlocked bay 2 ½ miles across with a mile wide outlet to the sea restricted by islets.
www.britishbattles.com /battle-of-louisburg.htm   (724 words)

  
 The Wardrobe - Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (Salisbury) Museum -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The battle ended in one of the most brilliant victories standing to the credit of the British Army, 35,000 of the enemy with more than 100 guns and a strongly entrenched position, being attacked and routed by a British Force of under 18,000 with 63 guns.
The battle was not commenced until late in the afternoon, and just as the British succeeded, after sustaining great losses, in reaching the enemy’s position, night came down and put an end to the fighting.
The gallantry of the Regiment was witnessed by Sir Hugh Gough, the General in Command, and he personally complimented the survivors on their determined attack and for their steady and devoted gallantry under a storm of fire.
www.thewardrobe.org.uk /wiltshireregiment.php3   (944 words)

  
 Battle of Louisburg
The Siege of Louisburg during the Seven Years War.
Battle of Louisburg during the French and Indian Wars, A British Force set out to capture the French Fortress of Louisburg at Cape Breton island.
Attacked the Fortress of Louisburg on April 30th 1745 and finally captured the fortress on June 17th.
www.war-art.com /battle_of_louisburg.htm   (645 words)

  
 Fortress Louisbourg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 48-day siege by Admiral Edward Boscawen and General Amherst ended with the French surrender on July 26, clearing the way for a British expedition to take Nouvelle France at Quebec the following summer.
That expedition, led by General James Wolfe (a colonel in the Louisbourg expedition) succeeded at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13, 1759 giving Britain control of the entire Atlantic seaboard.
In 1961 the government of Canada undertook a historical reconstruction of one quarter of the town and fortifications with the aim being to recreate Louisbourg as it would have been at its height in the 1740s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Louisburg   (1513 words)

  
 Random Biographies ~ Men and Women in the Louisbourg Expedition of 1745 led against the Fortress of Louisbourg, by Eric ...
He saw service in the Louisburg expedition, was a sutler in the Crown Point campaign of 1757, and had a narrow escape from death at the surrender of Fort William Henry.
He commanded a regiment under Sir William Pepperell at the capture of Louisburg in 1745, in 1747 was appointed by the legislature of Massachusetts a commissioner to New York to adopt measures for the general defence, and in 1755 was a commissioner to New Hampshire to concert an expedition against the French.
Pearson remained at Louisburg until 1746 and was the agent of his, and the treasurer of the nine regiments employed in the siege, to receive and distribute the "plunder money." Several of the men's receipts for this money are among the Willis papers in our Public Library.
www.krausehouse.ca /krause/LsbgSiege_1745.html   (13503 words)

  
 The Battle of Germantown
The French were more impressed by the ability of the Americans to raise their army and deliver an attack on the British than by its lack of success.
The noteworthy feature of the battle was the failure of the British commanders to exploit their battlefield success by pursuing and destroying the defeated American force.
The Americans particularly suffered at Germantown from the perennial difficulty of 18th Century armies to re-supply their troops during battle, many of the regiments running out of ammunition.
www.britishbattles.com /germantown.htm   (950 words)

  
 North Hamptonshire Regiment (48th Regiment of Foot)
Twenty nine clasps or bars were awarded for battles from 1801- 1814.Twenty one clasps were awarded for Peninsular battles engagements.
The 48th recieved its first battle honour in the America's at the Battle of Louisburg,an honour not given till 1882.
The regiment retired to Pauillac, it was from here that a battle weary 48th regiment returned to Ireland on the 19th of June 1814.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~garter1/north.htm   (1221 words)

  
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Battle was a professor of law at the University of North Carolina.
Kemp Plummer Battle was active in the re-opening of the University of North Carolina.
Laura Battle was married to Professor Charles Phillips on 8 December 1847 at the Battle home in Chapel Hill, N.C. Their children included sons William and Alexander and daughters Mary and Lucy.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/ead2/03223.xml   (2985 words)

  
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Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919) of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer and president of the Chatham Railroad.
His father was William Horn Battle (1802-1879) of Louisburg, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, who was a lawyer, legislator, judge of the North Carolina superior and supreme courts, and trustee and professor of law at the University of North Carolina.
Their son was William James Battle (1870-1955), University of North Carolina and Harvard student; professor of classics, dean, and acting president of the University of Texas, 1893-1917 and 1920-1955; and professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati, 1917-1920.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/ead2/01972.xml   (562 words)

  
 IWC History Page9
Second place for teenagers were Todd Dickerson of Hickory, North Carolina, and Casey Aycock of Louisburg, North Carolina.
Winners in the childrens' division were Emily Edwards, first place, from Louisburg, North Carolina, and Queena Stewart of Ithaca, New York.
Among the highlights of the Convention was the North Carolina premiere of "Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling" in the Norris Theatre on the Louisburg College Campus.
www.whistlingiwc.com /iwchistorypage9.html   (201 words)

  
 Battle Family Ancestors
Enoch Boynton (Nov 28 1727 - 1805) --- Fisherman and husbandman; in battle of Louisburg...
Battle married Denise Gladys Phillips, daughter of William (Bill) L Phillips and Gladys Florence...
Family tradition is that he fought at the Battle of New Orleans...
www.genealogy-family-tree-history.com /Barnes-Beatty/Battle-Family-Ancestors.html   (690 words)

  
 The Casper Star-Tribune: Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) -- People from The Netherlands, Colorado and North Carolina took first place awards at the 32nd annual International Whistlers' Convention on Saturday.
The children's grand champion was Emily Edwards of Louisburg with "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
People from 33 states and 12 foreign countries participated in the convention, which is sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council.
www.casperstartribune.net /articles/2005/04/25/news/odd/8eaf9fc68273865f87256fed000775f4.prt   (184 words)

  
 53 (Louisburg) Battery, Royal Artillery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Soldiers from 53 (Louisburg) Battery began to arrive at 5th Regiment RA in April 2004 to commence conversion training to the Surveiliance and Target Acquisition role.
It was in 1758 that the second battle of Louisburg took place, and the Company played a pivotal role in securing the town.
During the battle of Louisburg the Company was commanded by Captain J Ord, hence why BHQ is called Ord’s Troop.
www.army.mod.uk /5regtra/organisation/53_battery.htm   (1437 words)

  
 Regimental Customs
Although it would be natural to assume a battle celebrated would have been a victorious one, it is not in the case of "Maiwand Day", taken from the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Maiwand does not appear on the Colours or as a Battle Honour of the Regiment, but the award of "Kandahar 1880", in which the remains of the 66th played a small part, does.
This high honour is bestowed on you in commemoration of the gallant services rendered by your predecessors at the battle of Ferozeshah, the anniversary of which we celebrate today.
history.farmersboys.com /Regimental/regimental_customs.htm   (808 words)

  
 Beware! of Louisburg College! - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
The problem was...the player was led to the Louisburg sojourn by way of his HS coach.
My son was told going in he would have an uphill battle to get on the field with the A team.
Frankly, I have mostly talked about my son's experience at Louisburg in private messages, because I didn't want things to be taken out of context.
www.hsbaseballweb.com /eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/4686003481/m/403108069/p/1   (2042 words)

  
 Seven Years War
History of the Seven Years War by David Rowlands in historical military art prints of the Seven Years War, Battle of Emsdorf, Battle of Louisburg, Battle of Minden and the Battle of Quebec.
Battle of Quebec 13th September 1759 was Wolfe's final attempt to take the city.
During this battle General Wolfe was hit twice and eventually mortally wounded when a bullet passed through his lungs.
www.military-prints.com /seven_years_war.htm   (1174 words)

  
 Springfield's Civil War Forts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
After the Battle of Wilson's Creek and a short period of occupation by the Confederates, Springfield, by 1862 was firmly in Union hands.
The battle of Wilson's Creek (or Oak Hills) was fought Aug. 10, 1861; the battle of Springfield, January 8, 1863.
In the midst of the rattle of musketry and the pattering of' revolvers and all of the noise of battle, a poor unfortunate calf attempted to run the gauntlet of flying bullets, and when it was struck by a shot set up a loud bawling.
www.atlascomm.net /ecdavis/springfield.htm   (13357 words)

  
 Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Larrabee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was a soldier of the colonial army, and was killed at the battle of Louisburg, Canada, in the war against the French.
It is said she sat up nights and spun to earn money to buy the communion service for the old Congregational church in Windham.
That Ebenezer, his son, was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill, is stated by qualified authority.
www.schenectadyhistory.org /families/hmgfm/larrabee.html   (1198 words)

  
 Military Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Was in the sea battle between the "Fox" (a Mystic, CT sloop captured by the British) and the "Hero"
That historic piece of lead may now be seen in the state historical department at Des Moines, where it is preserved as a relic.
Died in the Battle of Louisburg which took place in Nova Scotia in 1746.
members.aol.com /montaukiowa/military.htm   (597 words)

  
 Yankee Doodle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1745, however, it first became prominent as it was used to make fun of the rag-tag appearance and ill-equipped state of colonial troops as they left to fight the Battle of Louisburg (Cape Breton area, Nova Scotia), which they won.
Lemay states that there were military and non-military versions of Yankee Doodle, but the military versions were basically anti-American, ridiculing the non-uniformed appearance, the lack of training, and the poor quality of the equipment of colonial American soldiers, as seen through educated British eyes.
So entrenched was this song as one of derision that the fife and drum corps of the British reinforcements played it while marching into battle at Lexington, MA on April 19, 1775.
www.cslib.org /yankeedoodle.htm   (438 words)

  
 The Seven Years War that began in 1756 involved most of the major European powers.
The fleet of ships carrying the army arrived off Louisburg on 2 June 1758, and moving as close to shore as possible, reconnoitred the ground.
The masonry of the fortress had crumbled under the concussion of its own guns and was little able to withstand the shot of the British.
The total casualties of the 45th Regiment during the siege of Louisburg numbered 1 Sergeant and 9 privates killed and 14 privates wounded and the regiment was later awarded the first of the long roll of battle honours which now adorn the colours.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /sherwoodtimes/foresters.htm   (1339 words)

  
 THE HARWINTON LEAD MINES - Fact or Fiction
A Torrington Register newspaper article in 1942 reported that the cannon balls which were used by the British at the siege of Louisburg (1744) were made from lead that was mined in Harwinton.
Louisburg was a port fortress in Northeastern Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island which appeared to be a threat to the American colonies during England’s war with France.
However, while checking the Colonial Records of the Colony of Connecticut for the subject of lead, the Battle of Louisburg, or Harwinton between the years 1744 and 1 762 only Harwinton was mentioned but without any reference to mines or mining.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/7639/internal/leadmine.htm   (3703 words)

  
 Preserve America Community: Warren, Rhode Island
The town of Warren, Rhode Island (population 11,000), is located on the east bank of the Warren River, an arm of Narraganset Bay.
The town was named after a British naval hero, Admiral Sir Peter Warren, who was victorious at the battle of Louisburg, Nova Scotia, in 1745.
The town originally developed as a port town, an important whaling center, and a farming community.
www.preserveamerica.gov /3-18-04PAcommunity-warrenRI.html   (411 words)

  
 Leslie's Retreat
He served in all the wars, a drummer at the siege of Louisburg, a soldier and privateersman in the Revolution, and a member of the alarm list of 1814.
Just as the retreat was made, Captain Eppes' company of militia arrived from Danvers, armed and ready for battle.
Here, nearly two months before the Battle of Lexington, the people of Danvers and Salem repulsed the foe, and but for the discretion of Leslie, the War of Revolution would have commenced at the North Bridge.
www.cullenlibrary.org /localhistory/lesliesretreat.htm   (366 words)

  
 The Olive Tree Genealogy: French-Indian Wars - Battle of Louisburg
Battles of the 42nd, 77th and 78th Highland Regiments with Lists of the "Killed and Wounded"
Thanks goes to Deborah for this series of articles, which she generously donated to The Canadian Military Heritage Project and which is used here with consent.
Peace between Britain and France was proclaimed with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on February 10, 1763; however, warfare against the Indians endured for sometime after.
olivetreegenealogy.com /mil/frind/batt_louisbrg.shtml   (1271 words)

  
 Index: Stories, Listed by Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battle Aboard a Jeep Carrier • William Charles Howard, Jr.
Battle Birds of the Adriatic • Cabot Dunbar • (ss)
Battle Cry of Free Land • Kenneth Perkins • (ss)
users.ev1.net /~homeville/fictionmag/l64.htm   (1310 words)

  
 The Concord and Lexington Minuteman Statues
Make no mistake about it: there are two statues, one in Concord at the North Bridge and another in Lexington in the center of town at Battle Green Square.
Ten pieces of condemned cannon said to be captured in the battle of Louisburg was somehow given to this project.
It was sold to the foundry at twenty-two cents to the pound for what was used for the statue, and twenty cents for each pound left over.
www.concordma.com /magazine/sept98/minman.html   (773 words)

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