Ogdensburg re-enactment of The Plains of Abraham battle
July 19, 2009 – On the recommendation of fellow photographer, Marty Burke, Ron and Graeme met at Ogdensburg, NY (Location) where the Fort La Présentation Association was celebrating its eighth-annual Founder’s Day Weekend with a re-enactment of the battle of the Plains of Abraham which took place near Quebec City in 1759.
That battle was one in which General Wolfe surprised the French forces by moving British troops up a steep cliff from the banks of the St. Lawrence River upstream from Quebec City and, once there, engaged the French forces of General Montcalm in a battle won by the English. (Plains of Abraham location)
Captain of the Merganser
The battle on the Plains of Abraham proved to be an important battle in Canadian history. Historians consider this battle to have been a pivotal event in the much broader context of the Seven Years’ War and had an important impact on the fate of New France.
The battle of the Plains of Abraham saw many soldiers die on both sides of the battle. General Wolfe died on the battle field and General Montcalm died a day later from wounds suffered in battle.
At the end of this re-enactment, the participants took a few moments to remember those who fell in battle many years earlier and then gathered at their tent sites for a final assembly and final orders before heading back to their normal 9-5 lives.
For more information on the Fort La Présentation Association visit their web site here:www.fort1749.org/
For more information on the battle itself please see: http://www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/
More Ogdensburg battle reenactment images can be viewed here:
Encampment – July 22, 2012
Water Battle – July 22, 2012
Land Battle – July 22, 2012
Land Battle – July 2011
Water Battle – July 2011
Land Battle – 250th Anniversary Commemoration – July 2010
Water Battle – 250th Anniversary Commemoration – July 2010