Capture
of
Montreal


Although Montreal surrendered without a fight, the significance of its fall, and the fact that it capitulated due to the presence of a British army which included the 46th Regiment, justifies its inclusion in a list of the Battles of the 46th Regiment.

The following information is taken from Cannon's Historical Record of the Forty-Sixth or the South Devonshire Regiment of Foot, published in London in 1851.


After a tedious voyage up the St. Lawrence river, in which a great number of vessels broke to pieces, and ninety men drowned, the British army under Lieutenant-General Amherst, and including the 46th Regiment of Foot, came in sight of the Island of Montreal on the 6th of September, 1760.

The troops were immediately landed, and all dispositions were made for attacking the place, and so excellently was the plan concerted, that Brigadier-General the Honourable James Murray landed from Quebec on that very day, and Colonel Haviland with his force from Isle-au-Noix on the following day.

The Marquis of Vaudreuil, the French Governor-General, saw himself entirely enclosed, and was compelled to surrender the garrison of Montreal on the 8th of September; thus was completed the Conquest of Canada, which vast country has since continued under the dominion of Great Britain.


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