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Battle of the Petitcodiac Monument

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Arts, Culture & Heritage

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The Acadian Village des Blanchard, now Hillsborough held the Battle of the Petitcodiac on it’s marshes in September 1755.  The battle was fought between the British Colonial Troops and Acadian Resistance Fighters trying to protect their families from deportation.  It was one if the only major armed resistance and defeats of the British campaign against the Acadians.  The monument which depicts and commemorates the event can be viewed next to the parking area at the Hillsborough Library located at 2849 Main Street, Hillsborough.

To view photos of the marsh troops landed and stationed themselves on the marsh visit Canada’s historic places’ page Acadian Battle Field

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