About twelve thousand were destined to undertake the siege of louisbourg, on the island of Cape-Breton.
This was followed shortly by the news of the fall of louisbourg.
Wolfe had ordered the louisbourg Grenadiers and the ten other grenadier companies of the army to form up and rush the redoubt.
With the capture of louisbourg, the English held the gateway of Canada.
The Hawk is bound for louisbourg to join the fleet, but she puts in at Boston first.
Meanwhile they were taken to louisbourg where they kept their eyes open.
It was openly said that louisbourg would never fall; that it was as impregnable as Quebec.
The fortifications of louisbourg were strong, but not so strong as they were reputed.
Thus it happened that the British flag went up again at Madras while it came down at louisbourg.
louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, siege and defense of, 364-365.