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Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Marquis de Montcalm (1712-1759)

Caption: Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Marquis de Montcalm (1712-1759)

General the Marquis de Montcalm was sent to New France in 1756 as a replacement for the recently captured Baron de Dieskau. His time in the colony was marked by feuds with the local authorities. A brave soldier who won some notable victories, he died shortly after prematurely leading his men into battle on the Plains of Abraham. Copy of an original portrait preserved in France. (Library and Archives Canada, C528)