Meaning of ABRAHAM, PLAINS OF in English

ABRAHAM, PLAINS OF

Plateau located southwest of the old walled city of Quebec , Canada.

On September 13, 1759, it was the scene of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War , in which the British under James Wolfe defeated the French under the Marquis de Montcalm . U.S. forces held the plateau (1775–76) in their siege of Quebec during the American Revolution . It is now a park within Quebec city limits.

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