Sunday Feb 19, 2023

The Battle of Fort Nashwaak

Like the Alamo, but in Fredericton.


Fredericton’s first European settlement was a French fort, which was attacked and besieged by a fleet from New England.

The story of the battle is kind of like the American myth of the Alamo. A small and beleaguered band of defenders is facing down a vastly larger and better equipped army of invaders. Except in this case they are coming up from what is now the United States.

The invaders have a reputation for massacres, and losing the battle would likely mean death.

However, just before the battle begins, the defenders' spirits are bolstered by a group of famous heroes of their time, who have come to aid the motley crew of defenders in their time of need…

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