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James Wolfe

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James Wolfe James Peter Wolfe was born at the local vicarage in Westerham, Kent on January 2nd, 1727 Background North America Role in the Seven Years War The Battle of Quebec Role in the Seven Years War Influenced by his father who was an army leader, James wanted to be involved with the military at an early age Wolfe decided that he would cross at Anse-au-Foulon, a small cove southwest of the city, the landing beach made it difficult for British troops to cross to get to them. Role in the Seven Years War James had a good childhood, growing up in the Quebec house with his younger brother, Edward, mother Henrietta, and father Edward When he was 13, he joined his father's regiment. The War of the Austrian Succession began, and the regiment was going to board vessels for Europe While he was on the boat he got sick and had to go home, but this was the beginning of his military career Prime Minister William Pitt promoted Wolfe to brigadier general, and sent him to Canada to serve under Major General Jeffery Amhers
He had to capture the fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island
He and Jeffery Amherst formed a good team, and they took over the fort Major General Jeffery Amherst. Wolfe was then ordered to raid French Settlements along the St. Lawrence Wolfe arrived in Quebec from a different direction then expected, surprising the French commander, Marquis de Montcalm Wolfe established his army on the Ile d'Orléans and the south shore of the St. Lawrence at Point Levis, and began a bombardment of the city On July 31st, he attacked Montcalm, but without success The Battle of Quebec Forming for battle, Wolfe's army was confronted by French troops under Montcalm Early in the battle, Wolfe hit in the wrist. He bandaged the injury and continued, but then he was hit in the stomach and chest. He issued his final orders, and died on the field. James Wolfe Strengths and Weaknesses James Wolfe's strength, was that he wasn't afraid to attack his enemies at night and by surprise. This was good in battle because he would attack when his opponients were least expecting it His weakness was his health. Wolfe suffered from different illnesses throughout his life, including kidney stones. His health prevented him from going on going on a few battles and doing different things that he would have normally Marquis de Montcalm
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