GOVERNOR'S PARK -- known in French as Jardin des Gouveneurs -- is a quaint park near the Chateau Frontenac. Take a stroll down the avenue Ste-Genevieve to view 19th century Victorian houses, or stand in awe of the 50-foot Wolfe-Montcalm Monument.
MONUMENT 2 TO BATTLING GENERALS -The Wolfe-Montcalm Monument is an obelisk more than 20 meters in height. It was unveiled in 1828 in memory of the generals on both sides who died during the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. The French General, Montcalm and the English General, Wolfe, who fought each other. The monument stands behind the Château Frontenac hotel in the Governor's Park.
|Death of General Richard Montgomery in the attack on Quebec on 31st December 1775 in the American Revolutionary War: picture by John Trumbull|
FUN FACT - Our tour guide said that because there's so much French and English people and influence in Quebec,The city put up the monument to both sides to keep peace and acknowledge all citizens.
|Nick and Mike walking down a street|
WHAT IS THE BATTLE OF QUEBEC?-
On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the British-occupied city of Quebec and with it win support for the American cause in Canada. The attack failed, and the effort cost Montgomery his life. The Battle of Quebec was the first major defeat of the Revolutionary War for the Americans. (According to History.com).
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