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General Amherst’s army passes the rapids at Cascades near Montreal, 1760

Caption: General Amherst’s army passes the rapids at Cascades near Montreal, 1760

The passage of the British army through the rapids on the St. Lawrence at Cascades was costly. Fiftyfive boats were lost, and 84 men killed. This force under General Jeffery Amherst, closing in from the west during the summer of 1760, was one of three British armies converging on Montreal, the last French stronghold in Canada. This watercolour was drawn by an officer of the Royal Regiment of Artillery who accompanied the army. (Library and Archives Canada, C-000577)