This battle proved bloodier than that of the plains of abraham with about 850 casualties on the french side and 1100 on the british side the british were defeated in the battle but were able to withdraw within the walls of quebec which was now under siege. Battle of quebec battle of quebec september 13 1759 in the french and indian war decisive defeat of the french under the marquis de montcalm by a british force led by maj gen james wolfe both commanding officers died from wounds sustained during the battle and within a year french canada had capitulated. Follow up to the battle of quebec after the battle the french civil governor of canada m vaudreuil left quebec taking the majority of his surviving force and on 18th september 1759 the governor of quebec surrendered the city to townsend. The fall of quebec in 1759 to british forces led by james wolfe has been called the single most important event in the history of canada the drama and mythology surrounding the battle on the plains of abraham have diverted attention from questions the historian must ask
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