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Acadian Removal at Remsheg, August 15, 1755



In 1748, a treaty was signed between France and England giving England ownership of most French lands in Nova Scotia. Britain became uncomfortable with British lands being inhabited by French farmers.

In 1755, the British Governor Lawrence, with aid from New England soldiers, decided to remove the Acadian farmers from Nova Scotia and disperse them along the eastern seaboard of North America. On August 15, 1755, soldiers arrived in Remsheg (Wallace). They captured the inhabitants and burned their houses. The Acadians were taken to Tatamagouche where the Acadian men voted to leave the women and children there. The men were marched off to Cobiquid (Truro), gradually getting back to Fort Cumberland in Amherst.

Eventually they were loaded on ships to be scattered among the American colonies.


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