Abraham, Plains of

Abraham, Plains of

Plateau located west of the old walled city of Quebec, Canada. On Sept. 13, 1759, it was the scene of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War, in which the British under James Wolfe defeated the French under the marquis de Montcalm. U.S. forces held the plateau (1775–76) in their siege of Quebec during the American Revolution. It is now a park within Quebec city limits.

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Abraham, Plains of, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up Abraham, Plains of? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More