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General Montcalm at the battle of Carillon, 8 July 1758

General Montcalm at the battle of Carillon, 8 July 1758

This early-20th century view of the Battle of Carillon is taken from a Quebec primary school text familiar to generations of children. It gives a romantic view of General Montcalm inspiring his men. The clouds of smoke are quite realistic, even if some other details of costume and terrain are not. Smoke filled the air whenever gunpowder was used to fire muskets. There was no cannon firing from the French abbatis lines during the battle, although some were put in during the following days.