Quebec 1775: American Invasion of Canada

Overview

The American attack on Quebec in 1775 was a key episode in the American War of Independence (1775-1783). Capture of the city would give the Americans control of Canada – a disaster for the British. The subsequent campaign involved a 350-mile trek across uninhabited wilderness, a desperate American attack on the city of Quebec that left one American general dead and another wounded, and a British counterattack that culminated in a brutal naval battle off Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. In this book Brendan ...
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Overview

The American attack on Quebec in 1775 was a key episode in the American War of Independence (1775-1783). Capture of the city would give the Americans control of Canada – a disaster for the British. The subsequent campaign involved a 350-mile trek across uninhabited wilderness, a desperate American attack on the city of Quebec that left one American general dead and another wounded, and a British counterattack that culminated in a brutal naval battle off Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. In this book Brendan Morrissey details the events of this ferocious struggle whose results would have such momentous consequences at Saratoga in 1777.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841766812
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/20/2003
  • Series: Campaign Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,448,879
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo–American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject for Osprey, including Campaign 67: ‘Saratoga 1777’, Campaign 37: ‘Boston 1775’, and Campaign 47: ‘Yorktown 1781’. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK.
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Table of Contents

The Road to Quebec 7
Introduction
Canada and the Thirteen Colonies
War breaks out
The Seat of War 12
Geography
People
Politics
Chronology 16
The Opposing Commanders 17
The British
The Americans
The Opposing Forces 22
The British and their Allies
The Americans
Enter the Liberators 30
The decision to invade
St Johns and Chambly
Montreal
Arnold's Journey 46
The march through Maine
The siege of the city
The Retreat 63
Crisis at Quebec
Mismanagement at Montreal
The Battle on the Lake 73
Valcour Island
Aftermath 87
The Battlefields Today 90
Further Reading 94
Index 95
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