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April 28th, 1760- The Battle for Sainte-Foy

Conflict: French and Indian War (1754-1763)

Combatants: British vs. French

Location: Canada

Outcome: French victory

On this day in 1760, French troops led by General Francois G. De Levis confronted a British army outside of Quebec. De Levis managed to drive the British back into the city, but, after a brief siege, retreated before enemy reinforcements.

The Battle of Sainte-Foy by George B. Campion

La Bataille de Sainte-Foy by Joseph Legare

Points of Interest:

  • At Sainte-Foy, the 2nd and 3rd Battalion of Royal Americans (colonial American soldiers in the British army) so distinguished themselves they were granted the motto Celer et Audax (Swift and Brave).

  • The French governor of Canada surrendered five months after Sainte-Foy and thus ended French power in that country.

General de Levis encouraging his French army at the battle of Sainte-Foy by Louis Charles Bombled



Dupuy, R. Ernest & Dupuy, Trevor N. (1993). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military History. New York: HarperCollins.

Eggenberger, David (1985). An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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