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pastorpest Lyr Req: Plains of Abraham (20) RE: Lyr Req: Plains of Abraham 16 Mar 00


I am not comfortable with a song praising General Wolfe. Wolfe fought under Prince William, Billy the Butcher, at Culloden and continued to serve through the next year leading troops who destroyed crops, herds, etc. to starve the highlanders out. Many died of starvation and/or exposure. When he came to Quebec he used the "skills" he had learned in the highlands, destroying farms along the river below Quebec. My understanding is that General Amherst, serving under Wolfe was the clever one whose planning got the British forces up to the Plains of Abraham. Wolfe was not one who contributed to the betterment of humankind or to Canadian unity.


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