November 24, This day during the King William War (1688 – 1697)

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November 24, 1696 – Raid on Petty Harbour On November 24, after a three-hour march from Bay Bulls, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville met up with his group of 20 scouts who had been sent to study the approaches to St. John’s. Two days later, he encountered a detachment of 30 English soldiers posted on a hilltop near Petty Harbour. On November 26, d’Iberville charged and the enemy surrendered immediately. D’Iberville and his men were in command of the small port just eight kilometres south of St. John’s. However, some colonists from Petty Harbour escaped to St. John’s, where they alerted its residents.



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