Fort Beausejour, Acadia

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Fort Beausejour, Acadia

FORT BEAUSEJOUR, ACADIA. (Later Nova Scotia.) Fort Beausejour was built by the French in 1751 at the head of the Bay of Fundy (on the border between modern Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) to counterbalance Fort Lawrence, built a few miles away by the British the previous year. During the final French and Indian war, Fort Beausejour was captured after a two-week siege (19 June 1755) by troops from Fort Lawrence.

SEE ALSO Colonial Wars; Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia.

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