A Few Weeks in 1755, the Expulsion of the Acadians Begins


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A Few Weeks in 1755, the Expulsion of the Acadians Begins

This description of the very earliest days of the Expulsion of the Acadians, is based upon Report and Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 3, Halifax, 1883. It comes from English records and only tells their side of the story. There are other articles about the Expulsion in this blog, and they are listed at the end.

Acadians at Annapolis Royal by Samuel Scott, 1751

From Wikipedia


Preparations were in their final stages when, by late August of 1755, troops had been stationed in several places along the Bay of Fundy coast of Nova Scotia and arms and ammunition were distributed. Transport ships were marshalled, and whale boats were being positioned to blockade river outlets. The principal military camps were in Annapolis, Pisiquid, Chignecto, Grand Pré and Minas.


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