|Montmorency Redoubt (1759-1759) - A British redoubt established in 1759 during the French & Indian War by British General James Wolfe in present day Montmorency Falls Park, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Abandoned and burned in 1759.
Montmorency Redoubt History
Part of the Harbor Defense of Quebec.
A British redoubt established on 10 & 11 Jul 1759 during the French & Indian War by British General James Wolfe as a part of his initial attack on the City of Quebec. General Wolfe's attack from the Montmorency Heights was not successful and his troops suffered great casualties. The redoubt had been built within the range of French positions which were on higher ground and the terrain did not offer General Wolfe any respite from the French fire.
General Wolfe abandoned the attempt and instead landed his troops on the Plain of Abraham where he defeated the French on 13 Sep 1759 and captured the city. Both General James Wolfe and the French commander, General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, were killed in the battle.
The redoubt was destroyed by fire on 4 Sep 1759.
Earthworks remain with a marker in the center and some park interpretive signs. The Wolfe house is nearby, both in Montmorency Falls Park, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Visited: 21 Jul 2013