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BOURLAMARQUE, M. de, French soldier, died in July 1764. He was governor of the island of Guadaloupe, and accompanied Montcahn to Canada in May 1756, as colonel of engineers. He controlled the operations at the capture of Forts Oswego and George, where he was wounded, 14 August 1756. He directed the siege of Fort William Henry, commanded the left column, and risked his life to save the English from Massachusettsacre after the capitulation. On 9 July 1757, he commanded the left of the defenses of Ticonderoga against the assault of General Abercrombie, and was dangerously wounded. He was promoted to Brigadier-General, 19 February 1759, and was in command at Ticonderoga, which he blew up and abandoned in July 1759. He then retired to Isle aux Noix, in Richelieu river, and distinguished himself, and was again wounded in the battle of Sillery, 28 April 1760. He returned to France after the close of the war, and on 1 August 1762, addressed a memoir on Canada to the French government.
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