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Title The reduction of Louisbourg [manuscript]: a poem: inscribed to the hon[ora]ble Edward Boscawen: wrote on board his majesty’s ship Orford in Louisbourg Harbour / by Valentine Nevill Esqr. of Greenwich in Kent, Secretary to the hon[ora]ble Admiral Townshend, 1758 Aug. 7
Author Nevill, Valentine
Date
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Poem written by Valentine Nevill, Secretary to Admiral George Townshend, while on board the British ship Orford during the siege of Fort Louisbourg, July 1758. In this poem Nevill celebrates the British victory over the French and Admiral Boscawen’s role in the battle.
Names Townshend, Admiral, George; Boscawen, Edward (1711-1761)
Places Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords New France, navy, battle, war, French and Indian Wars, ship
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information One of the strongest French bases in North America, Fort Louisbourg, Nova Scotia guarded the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. During the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian Wars), it was captured from the French by a British combined force in July 1758.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 615
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue