Joseph Trahan (c. 1741-1813)

Some Acadians who took refuge in Québec after 1755 continued to resist the British and even played a role in the rest of the conflict. In fact, in October 1758, two Acadians warned the French authorities in Québec that a British fleet was sailing toward the city. In addition, during the siege of Québec, a militia of Acadians commanded by Charles Deschamps de Boishébert et de Raffetot fought under the orders of marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. The young Joseph Trahan, probably born in Pigiguit and barely 18 years old at the time, was a soldier in that militia. He left a journal testifying to the drama that unfolded on the Plains of Abraham in 1759, with the fate of the French Empire in North America at stake.
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