Ogdensburg re-enactment of The Plains of Abraham battle

Powder Horns ready for battle - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

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.
British encampment - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York British encampment - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

Kitchen fly of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders British Encampment - Ready for Battle - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York British Encampment - Get It While It's Hot - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York Cooking - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York This dummy got too close to a cannon - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

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)
Action on the St. Lawrence River - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York Action on the St. Lawrence River - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York Action on the St. Lawrence River - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York Action on the St. Lawrence River - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York
Captain of the Merganser Direct from a skirmish afloat - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

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.

55th Light company
For those who complain about carrying that big DSLR with the huge telephoto lens :-) - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York.
The French troops
The French side prepares - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York A few of the French advance into battle - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

27th Inniskiiling Grenadiers leading the charge, with the 60th Royal Americans right behind them, 78 Fraser’s Highlanders bringing up the rear.
British advancing - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York
British line - 27th Inniskilling Regiment - Awaiting the orders - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York
Smoke gets in the eyes - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York Smoke and fire from the French side of the battle - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York.

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.

Tough to see the enemy with all this smoke! - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

A bullet finds its mark. Mick of the 78th Fraser’s Highlander’s is hit!A bullet finds its spot - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

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.
A Moment of Silence - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York A Moment of Silence - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York Dismissing the Troops - Plains of Abraham Re-Enactment, Founders Day 2009, Ogdensburg, New York

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/

(Actual location of Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)

UPDATE:
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

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About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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