Prime Minister William Pitt orders destruction of Louisburg fortifications

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Historical Context Note

Seized from the French in July 1758, Prime Minister William Pitt ordered the systematic destruction of the strategically important Louisburg fortress in 1760, having used it as the launching point of the 1759 Siege of Quebec.

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