Battle of Petitcodiac National Historic Event

Hillsborough, New Brunswick
Battle of Petitcodiac © Parks Canada
Battle of Petitcodiac
© Parks Canada
Battle of Petitcodiac © ExpiredBattle of Petitcodiac © Parks Canada
Address : Hillsborough, New Brunswick

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1918-05-16

Other Name(s):
  • Battle of Petitcodiac  (Designation Name)
  • Combat of the Petitcodiac  (Plaque name)

Importance: French victory over British in Acadia, 1755


Existing plaque: Near the Canadian National Railway Station Hillsborough, New Brunswick

Near this town on 3rd September, 1755, a detachment of Major Frye's troops, sent from Fort Cumberland to destroy Acadian Settlements on the river and compel the people to surrender for deportation, was defeated by a French force under Charles Deschamps de Boishébert.