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Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Captures of Port Royal

1654 (&) 1710

 
 
Capture of Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. Capture of Port Royal Marker
Inscription. In commemoration of the captures of Port Royal by New England expeditions under Maj. Robert Sedgwick 1654 and Colonel Francis Nicholson 1710. In this second expedition Col. Samuel Vetch was Adjutant-General. There were 36 transports, 4 ships of 60 guns each, 2 of 40 guns, 1 of 36 guns and 2 bomb galleys. The land forces were 1 regiment of marines, Col. Robert Reading, 2 regt. from Massachusetts under Col. Sir Chas. Hobby and Col. William Taylor, Col. Shadrach Walton’s New Hampshire Regt., Col. William Whitings’ Connecticut Regt. and Col. John Cranston’s Rhode Island Regt. The grenadiers were led by Captain Paul Mascarene.
 
Erected 1930 by General Society of Colonial Wars in the United States.
 
Location. 44° 44.498′ N, 65° 31.11′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker can be reached from St. George Street just from St. Anthony Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Auger de Subercase (here, next to this marker); Duvivier Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anne, a Bastioned Fort
Capture of Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. Capture of Port Royal Marker
The marker is on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cemeteries (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Black Hole (about 90 meters away); The Flag Bastion (about 90 meters away); Queen’s Wharf (about 90 meters away); Sieur de Monts (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Anne National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Port Royal (1690) - Wikipedia. The Battle of Port Royal (19 May 1690) occurred at Port Royal, the capital of Acadia, during King William's War. A large force of New England provincial militia arrived before Port Royal. The Governor of Acadia Louis-Alexandre des Friches de Menneval had only 70 soldiers... Any resistance therefore appeared useless. Meneval surrendered without resistance not long after the New Englanders arrived. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Siege of Port Royal (1710) - Wikipedia. The Siege of Port Royal (5 – 13 October 1710), also known
The Officers Quarters Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
3. The Officers Quarters Building
as the Conquest of Acadia, was conducted by British regular and provincial forces under the command of Francis Nicholson against a French Acadian garrison and the Wabanaki Confederacy under the command of Daniel d'Auger de Subercase, at the Acadian capital, Port Royal. The successful British siege marked the beginning of permanent British control over the peninsular portion of Acadia, which they renamed Nova Scotia.
(Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Fort Anne National Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
4. Fort Anne National Historic Site.
 
 
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