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Grand Pré in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

The Attack at Grand Pré/La bataille Grand Pré

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
1. The Attack at Grand Pré
Inscription.   On February 11, 1747 Grand Pré was the scene of a surprise attack on Col. Arthur Noble's detachment of British troops from Massachusetts who were billeted in the houses of the inhabitants. A French and Indian force under Coulon de Villiers broke into the British quarters at 3 am during a blinding snowstorm and in the close fighting, Noble and about 70 of his men were killed. On the 12th the British capitulated on the condition that they be allowed to return to Annapolis Royal. The French departed soon after and the British resumed their uneasy possession of mainland Nova Scotia

En février 1747 le colonel Noble commandait à Grand-Pré une garnison pont les hommes venaient du Massachusetts et qui logeaient chez l'habitant dans la nuit du la tempête faisait rage. Coulon de Villiers à la tête d'un parti de français et des indiens, surgit à 3 h du matin, en ces quartiers et engagea un combat corps à corps. Le commandant Noble, et soixante-dix de ses hommes y furent tués. Le jour suivant, les anglais capitulèrent et obtinrent de, renter à Port-Royal. Peu après les Français durent abandonner ce qu'ils avaient
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By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
2. La bataille de Grand Pré Marker
gagné. Les anglais reprirent possession de la partie continentale de la Nouvelle-Ecosse conscients de la présence toujours menaçante de ces derniers.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 45° 6.295′ N, 64° 18.382′ W. Marker is in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Pré Road and Old Post Road, on the right when traveling north on Grand Pré Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Pré, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Landscape of Grand Pré/Le Paysage de Grand-Pré (here, next to this marker); Grand-Pré Rural Historic District (approx. half a kilometer away); The Expulsion of the Acadians (approx. half a kilometer away); Statue of Evangeline (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Grand Pre Marsh Body (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Memorial Church/L'église-souvenir (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Acacia Villa School (approx. 1.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Pré.
 
Regarding The Attack at Grand Pré/La bataille Grand Pré.
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By Steve Stoessel
3. The Attack at Grand Pré/La bataille Grand Pré Marker
This attack was part of King George's War (or The War of Austrian Succession in Europe.) Attacks and raids were as far south as Saratoga, NY (inland) and Pemaquid, ME on the seaboard.
 
Also see . . .
1. King George's War. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Battle of Grand Pré. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. Military History of the Acadians. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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