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Canada Expedition

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The Battle of Qu├ębec was fought in October 1690 between the colonies of New France and Massachusetts Bay, then ruled by the kingdoms of France and England, respectively. Called King Williams's War by Americans was also know as "The Nine Years' War" or the "War of the Grand Alliance."

Sir William Phips was commanded to form an expedition against French Acadia.

The New Englanders could not cope with the maintained heavy Canadian fire, and the brass field guns fired into the woods had no effect. Over 150 of the attackers had been killed in action, and the remainer were utterly discouraged. They made a retreat in a state of near panic on 22 October, even abandoning five field guns on the shore.

On 23 and 24 October, an exchange of prisoners was negotiated and effected, and the ships set sail for Boston. Although Phips' own account of the expedition admitted only 30 dead in combat. However, smallpox and marine accident claimed more than 1,000 lives.

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