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

Duvivier Attack

L’attaque de Duvivier

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By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. Duvivier Attack Marker
Inscription. English
In September 1744, French soldiers and Aboriginal warriors attacked this fort. The took advantage of the overcast and rainy weather to attack at night under cover of darkness, sometimes managing to slip onto the outer works of the fort. Night after night of harassment left the British fatigued, distracted and dispirited. The French commander, Captain Francois Du Pont Duvivier , would likely have taken the fort had his promised support arrived before the British reinforcements from New England.

After the British captured the fort in 1710, they allowed it to deteriorate. When France and Great Britain were again at war in the 1740s, the French thought to regain Acadia and launched attacks on the fort in 1744, 1745 and 1746. They were most effective in 1744.

En septembre 1744, des soldats français et des guerriers autochtones attaquent le fort. Ils profitent du temps couvert et pluvieux pour attaquer la nuit, dans l’obscurité, réussissant parfois à se hisser le long des remblais extérieurs. Plusieurs nuits de harcèlement ont laissé les Britanniques épuisés, distraits et découragés. Le commandant français, le capitaine François Du Pont Duvivier, se serait sûrement emparé du fort si le soutien qu’on lui avait promis était arrivé avant que n’arrivent les renforts britanniques venus de
Duvivier Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. Duvivier Attack Marker

Après la prise du fort par les Britanniques en 1710, ces derniers le laissent se détériorer. Lorsque la France et la Grande-Bretagne s’affrontent de nouveau dans les années 1740, les Français veulent reprendre l’Acadie et ils lancent des attaques sur le fort en 1744, 1745, et 1746. L’attaque de 1744 été le plus efficace.
Erected by Parks Canadar.
Location. 44° 44.491′ N, 65° 31.078′ 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. Touch 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Captures of Port Royal (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemeteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anne, a Bastioned Fort (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Black Hole (about 120 meters away); The Flag Bastion (about 120 meters away); Jean Paul Mascarene (about 150 meters away); Queen’s Wharf (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Anne National Historic Site.
Additional keywords. King George's War
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 400 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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