St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
Battle of Signal Hill
La bataille de Signal Hill
This hill was the site of the decisive assault by British troops on the French lines, September 15, 1762, in the last phase of the battle in North America between the forces fo Great Britain and France. The victorious attack, led by Captain Charles Macdonell, compelled the French to surrender St. John’s to the British army under command of Colonel William Amherst and confirmed British possession the Island of Newfoundland.
Ici même se déroula final des lignes français par les troupes britannique le 15 septembre 1762. Ce fut le dernier engagement entre la France et la Grande-Bretagne en Amérique de Nord. L’attaque victorieuse menée par le capitaine Charles Macdonell obligea les Français à abandonner Saint-Jean à l’armée britannique et assura à l’Angleterre la possession de l’île de Terre-Neuve.
Erected 1961 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 47° 34.203′ N, 52° 40.917′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker can be reached from Signal Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada.
Other nearby markers. Cabot Tower (here, next to this marker); Peacetime Use (a few steps from this marker); Noon Day Gun (a few steps from this marker); Fishery (a few steps from this marker); Swiling (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice (within shouting distance of this marker); 1892: The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Transatlantic Radio Signals (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
More about this marker. This marker is mounted on Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site.
Regarding Battle of Signal Hill. The Battle of Signal Hill was the last battle in North America of the Seven Years War, or the French and Indian War as is known in the United States.
Also see . . . Battle of Signal Hill. On September 13, 1762, the British landed at Torbay, a few miles to the north. Ternay and Haussonville were unable to counter it, so to hamper the British advance, they dispatched a detachment to guard the bare summit of Signal Hill. (Submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • War, French and Indian •
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