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Wolfe Monument

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
1. Wolfe Monument Marker
Inscription. Four panels are place on this monument to General James Wolfe.
English:
Here died
Wolfe
September 13th
1759

This monument was erected by the British Army in Canada A.D. 1849 by his Excellency Lt. Gen. Sir Benjamin D’Urban, Commander of Forces, in replacement of the one erected by the Governor General Lord Aylmer, G.C.B., in 1832 and destroyed with pieces remaining under present monument.

The first monument was a stone which the army rolled here to indicate the spot where Wolf died in 1756
A second monument was erected in 1832
The third one was erected by the British Army stationed in Canada, 1849
The fourth monument reproduced the column of the third one with the same decorative helmet, two inscriptions and erected by the National Battlefields Commission, 1913

This fifth memorial was erected by the National Battlefields Commission in July 1965 in replacement of the column which was destroyed on March 26th 1963


French:
Ici mourut
Wolfe
Le treize septembre
1759

Ce monument fut érige par l’armée britannique au Canada A.D. 1849 par son excellence Lieut. Genl. Sir Benjamin D’Urban, commandant des forces, remplaçant celui érige par le gouverneur
Wolfe Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
2. Wolfe Monument Marker
Gen. Lord Aylmer G.C.B., et qui fut démoli en 1832. Les debris du premier monument sont enfouis sous celui-ci.

Le premier monument fut la pierre que l’armée meme roula ice afin de marquer d’endroit où Wolfe mourut, 1759
Un deuxième monument fut érige en 1832
Le troisième monument fut érige par l’armée britannique cantonnée au Canada, 1849
Le quatrième monument reproduisit la colonne du troisième gardant les pieces de tete et deux inscriptions, et fut érige par commission des champs de Bataille nationaux.

Ce cinquième monument fut érige par la commission des champs de Bataille nationaux en juillet 1965 afin le remplacer la colonne qui fut détruite le 19 mars 1963.
 
Erected 1965 by National Battlefields Commission.
 
Location. 46° 47.997′ N, 71° 13.496′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is at the intersection of Avenue Wolfe Montcalm and Avenue George VI, in the median on Avenue Wolfe Montcalm. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec, Quebec QC G1R 2L3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pavillon Charles-Baillairgé (within shouting distance of this marker); National Eucharistic Congress (about
Wolfe Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
3. Wolfe Monument Marker
180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quebec City Astronomical Observatory (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bragg’s 28th Foot, (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Here, on the very eve of victory (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The “Louisbourg Grenadiers” (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The / Le Royal Roussillon, (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Naval Brigades Review (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Regarding Wolfe Monument. This monument is at the center of the traffic circle at the intersection of Avenue Wolfe Montcalm and Avenue George VI.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of General James Wolfe - The Seven Years War Website. James Wolfe was an excellent regimental officer, a splendidly brave fighting soldier, and so far as one can judge from his short career a competent battlefield commander. He has had many admirers and a great historical reputation. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Wolfe Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
4. Wolfe Monument Marker
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2014
5. Wolfe Monument Marker
The Death of General Wolfe image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin West, circa 1770
6. The Death of General Wolfe
Montcalm Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
7. Montcalm Monument
À
Montcalm
La France
Le Canada
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on March 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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