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Louisbourg

a fortress in Canada, in Nova Scotia on SE Cape Breton Island: founded in 1713 by the French and strongly fortified (1720--40); captured by the British (1758) and demolished; reconstructed as a historic site
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The comparative faunal enamel baseline established for the Fortress of Louisbourg has an average [.sup.87]Sr/[.sup.86]Sr value of 0.710666 [+ or -] 0.001483 (N = 35) and a range of 0.005992 (Ellerbrok 2014:82), and the comparative human enamel values from the Sainte Marie mass burial have an average [.sup.87]Sr/[.sup.86]Sr value of 0.710784 [+ or -] 0.001282 (N = 33) with a range of 0.005157 (Ellerbrok 2014:84).
A significant portion of this paper is written in an attempt to express some of the feelings and perceptions of the Louisbourg townspeople about the Fortress of Louisbourg. Many of the feelings of the interviewees are just that--feelings.
Born in Kent (January 29, 1717); secured a commission in the Life Guards (1731); as aide-de-camp to General Ligonier, he saw action at Dettingen (June 27, 1743), Fontenoy (May 11, 1745), and Roucoux (October 11, 1746); served on the Duke of Cumberland's staff at Lauffeld (July 2, 1747); again on the Duke's staff as a lieutenant colonel, he fought at Hastenbeck (July 25, 1757); selected by William Pitt the Elder to lead an expedition to Canada (1758); captured the French fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island after a brief siege (June 2-July 27, 1758), in which he was assisted by Gen.
Johnston, himself a staff historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park, opened a window when the book first appeared in hard cover in 1984.
Jeffrey Amherst besiege and capture the French fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island (June 8-July 26, 1758); in command of the Mediterranean fleet, he defeated de la Clue's Toulon squadron in Lagos Bay, capturing three and sinking two of twelve French ships, and preventing the naval concentration necessary to support an invasion of England (August 18, 1759); general of marines (December 1760); died suddenly (January 10, 1761).