Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island Campaign collection, 1745-1746.


Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island Campaign collection, 1745-1746.

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island Campaign collection, 1745-1746.

The papers include the draft of Pepperrell's report on the fortifications of the grand battery at Louisburg following its capture, orders to Col. Robert Hale (1703-1767) concerning the state of his regiment, and a nine-page poem by an unidentified author which is entitled "Siege of Louisbourg, 1745. By General Pepperel [sic] and the New England Troops--and Consequent Peace of Aix-la-Chappele as Narrated by a Field Officer, afterward General in the Revolutionary War." There are also two documents of [John?] Osborne ( - ), chairman of the Committee of War of the Massachusetts General Court, seeking compensation for his work as military paymaster. There is also a folio volume entitled the "Journal or Minutes made in an Expedition against Louisbourg, 1745," which is a detailed account of the campaign by Benjamin Green ( - ), Secretary to Sir William Pepperrell. This journal covers the period 24 March to 13 August 1745 and includes daily entries; it describes the expedition from its earliest organization and departure through the temporary encampment of the New England army at Canso in Nova Scotia, naval engagements, the siege and fall of Louisburg itself in June, and the eventual return of the force to New England in the fall.

1 folder (6 items)1 v. (42 leaves) ; folio.

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Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759

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Army officer and Colonial governor, of Kittery, Me. From the description of Letter, 1755 May 2. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70950078 From the description of Letter, 1737 June 22. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70944443 Pepperrell was a merchant, politician and soldier who served in the colonial governments in Massachusetts. Israel Williams was a soldier and commander of a Hampshire County regimen...

Shirley, William, 1694-1771

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Shirley was governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1757. From the description of Letter, 1745 June 1, Boston [Mass.], to Jacob Wendell, Boston [Mass.]. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50844670 Colonial Governor of Massachusetts. Shirley was active in colonial politics, served in the French and Indian War, and succeeded Braddock as commander of all British Forces in North America upon Braddock's death. Shirley attended a council of war in New ...

Green, Benjamin, 1803-1852

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Hale, Robert, 1703-1767.

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Colonel Robert Hale (1702/03-1767) was the son of Robert (1668-1718/19) and Elizabeth Clark Hale. He graduated from Harvard College in 1721, studied medicine with Joseph Manning of Ipswich, Mass., and was one of the most important citizens of Beverly, Mass. From the description of Papers, 1717-1741. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207141094 ...