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Date > 1600 > 1600-1609

Soldiers Of The Canadian Expeditions

Type: Document

The soldiers accompanying early expeditions worked for private businesses, not for the state. Many were veterans of European wars, or gentlemen seeking land or gold.

Site: National Defence

The Enlistment Of Soldiers

Type: Document

Soldiers were organized into companies of about 50. Their leader, the company captain, was responsible for recruiting, training and disciplining his men.

Site: National Defence

The Soldiers Of Trading Companies

Type: Document

The private companies that purchased monopolies in New France hired their own soldiers. These men were few in number, but very important in the administration of the colony.

Site: National Defence