Wolfe, James

Wolfe, James, major-general, born in Kent, son of a lieutenant-general, who served under Marlborough; was present at the battles of Dettingen, Fontenoy, Falkirk, and Culloden, and served in the expedition against Rochefort, which it was believed proved disastrous because his counsel was not followed; this circumstance attracted the attention of Pitt, who appointed him a command in Canada; here he distinguished himself first at the siege of Louisburg, and then by the capture of Quebec, where he fell at the moment of victory; he lived to hear the cry “They run,” and eagerly asked “Who run?” and being told the French, exclaimed, “I thank God, and die contented” (1727-1759).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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