General James Wolfe Monument in Québec City, Canada - Encircle Photos

8 General James Wolfe Monument in Québec City, Canada

Among the National Museum of Fine Arts buildings is a tribute to General James Wolfe erected in 1832. He was the commander of the British troops during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. After being struck by bullets in the opening moments of combat, he fell to the ground and moaned, “Now, God be praised, I will die in peace.” This column featuring a helmet and sword marks the spot where he died. The leader of the French, General Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, was also wounded. He succumbed the following day. Interestingly, there is an obelisk near Château Frontenac named the Wolfe–Montcalm Monument honoring both men. This is a rarity among military monuments to recognize opposing heroes.


1291 Avenue Wolfe Montcalm, Québec, QC G1R 2H1, Canada


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