The Battle of Sainte-Foy

April 28, 2017

Battle of Sainte-Foy

Battle of Sainte-Foy, George B. Campion. Library and Archives Canada, 1993-326-1

April 28, 1760

After a string of significant losses to the British, French forces regrouped in Montréal under the leadership of General Chevalier de Lévis. In April 1760, they marched toward Québec City, intent on retaking it from the British. Rather than wait behind the city’s walls, British General James Murray decided to move his weakened forces forward to meet the French before they reached Québec City. On April 28, the two sides met near the town of Sainte-Foy, and in the bloody fight that followed, the British were routed back into Québec. The Battle of Sainte-Foy would, however, prove to be the final French victory in the Seven Years’ War. Lévis was unable to take Québec before the arrival of British naval reinforcements forced his own retreat to Montréal, where he eventually surrendered.

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