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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Wolfe, James

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Major-general, born in Kent, son of a lieutenant-general, who served under Marlborough; was present at the battles of Dettingen, Fontenoy, Falkirk, and Culloden, and served in the expedition against Rochefort, which it was believed proved disastrous because his counsel was not followed; this circumstance attracted the attention of Pitt, who appointed him a command in Canada; here he distinguished himself first at the siege of Louisburg, and then by the capture of Quebec, where he fell at the moment of victory; he lived to hear the cry "They run," and eagerly asked "Who run?" and being told the French, exclaimed, "I thank God, and die contented" (1727-1759).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wolfe, James'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wolfe-james.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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