December 8,  This day during the French and Indian War

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December 8, 1757- Battle of Bloody Creek was fought December 8, 1757, during the French and Indian War. An Acadian and Mi’kmaq militia defeated a detachment of British soldiers at Bloody Creek, which empties into the Annapolis River at present day Carleton Corner, Nova Scotia. The battle occurred at the same site as a battle in 1711 during Queen Anne’s War. Marching on foot along the south shore of the Annapolis River, the British force was exposed to wet and cold before giving up their search for the prisoners. They were crossing a bridge on the René Forêt River on the morning of December 8 when they were attacked by the Mi’kmaq and Acadians. The British made a brief stand and suffered a high number of casualties, including Captain Pigou, before retreating back to Annapolis Royal.



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