Wednesday, 15 August 2012

LIÉNARD DE BEAUJEU, DANIEL-HYACINTHE-MARIE

 Killed leading the attack at Monongahela. He said to his nativc allies aftter daubing himself in warpaint
« Je suis déterminé à aller au devant des ennemis. Quoi ! laisserez-vous aller votre père seul ? Je suis sûr de les vaincre. »“I am determined to go ahead and meet the enemy. What! Will you let your father go by himself? I am sure to beat them.” Biography of this Canadian hero here.
Contrecouer wrote “The enemy’s artillery caused our people to fall back twice, M. De Beaujeu was killed by the third discharge . . . just as our French and Indians were beginning to hold their own. This accident instead of discouraging our men only reanimated them. . . .”

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