QUEENANNE'S BOUNTY, the name applied to a perpetual fund of first-fruits and tenths granted by a
See also:charter of Queen Anne, and confirmed by
See also:statute in 1703 (2 & 3 Anne, c. u), for the
See also:augmentation of the livings of the poorer
See also:Anglican led to the
See also:summit . It was no place for
See also:artillery, and even for
See also:infantry the climb was long and exhausting, but the attempt was made . Considered as a way of taking
See also:Quebec, it was in the last degree a forlorn hope, but Wolfe, as a true soldier,
See also:felt the imperative
See also:necessity of preventing his opponent from sending reinforcements to the force opposing Amherst, and staked everything upon achieving this at least . " Happy if our efforts here," as he wrote, " can contribute to the success of His
See also:Majesty's arms in any other
See also:part of
See also:America." What with losses in
See also:action and by sickness, and detachments to guard the camps and batteries, only 3600 men could be spared for the attempt . These embarked on the warships on the evening of
See also:September 12, and sailed up stream . The watchful Montcalm sent a detachment to observe their movements, but the
See also:ships proceeded to a point well above the
See also:cove, luring the detachment out of the way . Then at 1 a.m . Wolfe, with
See also:half his force, dropped down stream in the boats of the
See also:squadron and landed . The path was guarded by a
See also:redoubt, but the
See also:light infantry which led the advance scarcely attempted to follow it, scrambling up the hillside wherever they could find a foothold . The garrison of the redoubt, startled by the unforeseen attack, abandoned the
See also:work, and by daylight Wolfe had assembled his 3600 men on the plains above the city . Mont-
See also:calm meanwhile had been held in check by a demonstration of part of the
See also:fleet under
See also:Admiral Saunders on Beauport, but at last, realizing that the real attack was coming from the other flank, he hurried all the troops he could collect over the St
See also:Charles and drew them up on the plain, with their backs to the walls of the upper
See also:town . He took the offensive at once .
He had plenty of militiamen and irregulars, and these rapidly drove the
See also:British light infantry on to their
See also:body, which was threatened on both flanks . On so small a battlefield, the troops in Wolfe's
See also:line of
See also:battle quickly became aware that the eneniy was attacking in
See also:superior force . But their
See also:leader steadied them by his
See also:personal example, and when the French came within close range one " perfect volley " from the whole line decided the battle . Then as the French stopped, with
See also:great gaps in their lines, Wolfe led on his men to
See also:complete the victory . He received two painful wounds and then a shot through the
See also:breast . His last
See also:order, one rare indeed in the
See also:annals of 18th-century fighting, was to send a force to the St Charles
See also:bridge to cut off the retreat of the French . Montcalm too was mortally wounded, and died next
See also:day . On the 18th of September Quebec surrendered .
QUEEN (O.E. cwen, wife, related to "quean," O.E. cw...
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