Battle of Quebec

By Ian Davis

Introduction

The Battle of Quebec was fought in Quebec City, Canada, in 1775. Unlike many other battles, there where four generals, George Washington and Benedict Arnold for the Colonies, and Guy Carlington and Charles Cornwallis for the British. Daniel Morgan had Been a Colonist, but he was shot and killed and replaced by George Washington during the battle. The Weather was -31F, with blizzard conditions. A lot of Colonists and British, froze to death, without the proper clothing at the time in history. When Richard Montogomary was shot and killed, he was replace by Benedict Arnold. Arnold, after the battle, became known for betraying the Colonists, because he went back to Britain, even though he was scorned in England.
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Part of the Battle Field

Generals

Unlike many other battles, there where four generals, Benedict Arnold and George Washington for the Colonists, and Guy Carlington and Charles Cornwallis for the British. In fact, when Daniel Morgan and Richard Montogomary were shot, they where replaced by Arnold and Washington. Washington surrendered when the Redcoats started capturing too many Colonists, and he was starting to get low on soldiers. This was when Benedict Arnold went back to Britain, and became known for betraying the Colonists. The Colonists, on the other hand, were furious. When Arnold was received warmly by King George III, it made them hate the well-served King more than ever. They had already had enough with him, and enough with being under British rule.
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Benedict Arnold

Became known for Betraying the Colonists. (After he switched to the British). Arnold is shown in the picture above.

Armys

There were certain names for certain parts of the Military. Any British Soldier was simply called a Redcoat. But American Soldiers had different part of the Military. Minutemen where able to be ready at a moments notice. Others where simply called Colonists. George Washington became involved because he never left his men. It helped with sickness, lack of supplies, and the weather. Still, many men froze to death. Washington did the best he could.

The outcome

The outcome was a British victory. Washington surrendered when too many men where being captured. The Redcoats got there first victory in the revolutionary war. And of course, after the battle, Benedict Arnold went to the British. The battle brought the British more hope. Now the British had an atvantantage. They had more men, because they captured Colonists. This was a huge atvantage.
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Conclusion

The battle of Quebec was fought in Quebec City, Canada in 1775. It was an important British victory. Unlike other battles, there where four generals. The loss was a huge blow to the Americans.

Glossary

RedCoat- any British soldier


Minutemen- can be ready at a moments notice.


Captured- capture someone from the other side, and keep them in your possession.

Sources

- World Book online

- Power Library: Student

- Battles of the American Revolution (Book)