The Organization of New France
The Organization and Number of Troops in New France
Compagnies franches de la Marine on Ile Royale
Caption: Compagnies franches de la Marine on Île Royale
On Île Royale, the actual number of troops on duty was also always lower than the official number. For example, the garrison was about 50 soldiers short in 1719 and almost 100 short two years later. Thereafter it was generally 20 to 30 men under the maximum number, although this shortfall increased to about 80 in 1731. The shortage was reduced by the arrival of reinforcements, but generally remained at about 30 to 40 men until 1744.
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