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Vaudreuil-Dorion in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)

Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778

Marquis de Vaudreuil Cavagnal

Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
1. Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 Marker
Né à Québec, gouverneur de la Louisiane en 1742, le marquis de Vaudreuil fut le premier Canadien à devenir lieutenant-général et gouverneur de la Nouvelle-France en 1755. Témoin des brillantes campagnes du marquis de Montcalm aux frontières, on lui a reproché sa mésintelligence avec ce général. La prise de Louisbourg, d'autres défaites dans l'ouest du pays et sur les plaines d'Abraham, précipitèrent la chute de la Nouvelle-France. En dépit de la victoire de Sainte-Foy, Vaudreuil dut capituler à Montréal en septembre 1760. Grand-croix de l'ordre de Saint-Louis. Acquitté des accusations portées contre lui, il mourut au château de Muides (Loir-et-Cher).

Born in Québec, named Governor of Louisiana in 1742, the Marquis de Vaudreuil became, in 1755, the first Canadian to be appointed Lieutenant General and Governor of New France. Disparaged by Montcalm, he was, in 1758, placed under the General's orders and following the capitulation of New France in 1760, was taken to Europe, charged with maladministration, and for a brief period imprisoned in the Bastille. Acquitted of the
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charges against him, he was retired with a suitable pension. He died in Château de Muides (Loir-et-Cher).
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada/Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
Location. 45° 23.925′ N, 74° 1.56′ W. Marker is in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec, in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Marker is on Avenue Saint-Charles (Québec Route 340) just south of Rue Saint-Michel, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the southwest corner of Place du Marquis plaza, facing Avenue Saint-Charles. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Avenue Saint-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion QC J7V 1E6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Bassett Macaulay (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); Round Stone Windmill and House (approx. 14 kilometers away); A dry canal (approx. 17 kilometers away); The Durham boat (approx. 17 kilometers away); A strategic site / Un lieu stratégique
Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 Marker<br>(<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
2. Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 Marker
(tall view)
(approx. 17 kilometers away); Worth Defending! / Mission: Parry Any Land-based Movements (approx. 17 kilometers away); A very busy canal (approx. 17 kilometers away); Destination: Great Lakes / Destination: Les Grands Lacs (approx. 17 kilometers away).
Also see . . .  Pierre de Rigaud, marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial (Wikipedia). Vaudreuil-Cavagnial rose quickly through the New France military and civil service, in part owing to his father's patronage but also due to his own innate ability. The first governor of New France to be born in Canada, his leadership was questioned and some of his orders were ignored by officials of the French army such as Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, who judged him to be "too Canadian". Although Vaudreuil-Cavagnial held supreme civil authority in Canada and was technically commander-in-chief of all French forces there, he clashed often with Montcalm, the military commander in the field, who resented his oversight role. The two men grew to detest one another, much to the detriment of the French war effort. (Submitted on October 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 Marker<br>(<i>wide view from Avenue Saint-Charles</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2019
3. Pierre de Rigaud, 1698-1778 Marker
(wide view from Avenue Saint-Charles)
(Rue Saint-Michel, heading northeast, in left background)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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