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The Battle of Trois-Rivieres June 8, 1776

Continuing to concentrate on the whites of eastern Canada, the Anishinabe soldiers were still trying to keep control of the Montreal and Quebec City regions when this battle occurred in early June of 1776. A force of 5,500 English and French soldiers was raised up under the command of Sir Guy Carleton, and ordered to pursue a large Indian military force which was retreating from the Quebec City region, heading towards Montreal. At Trois-Rivieres, the Indians stopped and gave battle to the large English military force that was pursuing them. The brave Anishinabe soldiers were defeated at the Battle of Troi-Rivieres, but most of the brave Anishinabe soldiers managed to escape. The total English casualties was 207, with 58 killed and 149 wounded. Many Anishinabe soldiers were captured after the battle and probably killed. I donít know the number of Indian casualties. Much of eastern Canada was now at this time, back under English control but it was a land that was full of great danger and it would stay that way well past the War of 1812. Thousands of new English reinforcements had arrived, along with large supplies of modern day European weapons, and food supplies as well, from Europe.

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