Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 18
by Raymond F Baker
PreliminariesThe Landing of 11 May
The Abandonment of the Royal Battery
The Provincial Army Encamps
Duchambon Prepares for Defence
The Provincials Occupy the Royal Battery
The Landing of the Provisions and Artillery
The Erection of the Green Hill Battery, 15 May
The Summons to Surrender on 18 May
French Sortie of 19 May and the Proposed Provincial Assault on Louisbourg of 20 May
The SiegeThe Provincial Batteries, their Effects, and FrenchCountermeasures
The Advance Batteries
Other Measures Taken by the French
French Morale and the Capture of the Vigilant (30 May)
The Attacks on the Island Battery (18 May6 June)
Friction Grows Between the Provincial Commanders
The Erection of the Lighthouse Battery (12-21 June)
The Proposed Assault of 26 June and the Surrender of Louisbourg
Appendix A. Chronology of the siege of Louisbourg, 1745.
Appendix B. William Shirley to the Lords of the Admiralty: Scheme for Attacking Louisbourg.
Appendix C. "Instructions given by William Shirley, Governour of Massachusetts, to William Pepperell, Lieutenant General of the forces raised in New-England, for an expedition against the French settlements on the island of Cape Breton."
Appendix D. Terms for the surrender of Louisbourg, June 27, 1745.