Since Champlain's men first settled on St. Croix Island in 1604, the French and the English fought for control of Acadia, a huge area consisting of today's Maritime Provinces and parts of Quebec and Maine. When a combined force of New England volunteers and British regulars wrested the fort from the French in June 1755, Beauséjour fell, and so did Acadia.
The Siege of Fort Beauséjour, 1755 outlines the events leading up to this final clash and gives a running account of the siege itself. The 30 site plans, maps, and drawings and paintings, (archival and modern), show a realistic picture of the battle that made the Expulsion of the Acadians not only possible but inevitable.Author: Chris M. Hand
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: April 27th, 2004
# of Pages: 128