The Raid on Lunenburg occurred during the French and Indian War when Mi'kmaw fighters attacked a British settlement at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on May 8, 1756. The native militia raided two islands on the northern outskirts of the fortified Township of Lunenburg, [John] Rous Island and Payzant Island (present day Covey Island). According to French reports, the Mi'kmaq killed twenty settlers and took five prisoners.

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  • The Raid on Lunenburg occurred during the French and Indian War when Mi'kmaw fighters attacked a British settlement at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on May 8, 1756. The native militia raided two islands on the northern outskirts of the fortified Township of Lunenburg, [John] Rous Island and Payzant Island (present day Covey Island). According to French reports, the Mi'kmaq killed twenty settlers and took five prisoners. This raid was the first of nine the Natives and Acadians would conduct against the peninsula over a three-year period during the war. The Wabanaki Confederacy took John Payzant and Lewis Payzant prisoner, both of who left a written account of their experience. (en)
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  • disputed – French report: 20 killed, 5 prisoners; British report: 5 killed, 5 prisoners
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  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Wabanaki Confederacy(Mi'kmaq)
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  • French, Acadian,Wabanaki Confederacy(Mi'kmaq) victory
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  • Maritimes (en)
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  • John Payzant - taken captive for four years , Perkins House Museum (en)
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  • none (en)
  • disputed – French report: 20 killed, 5 prisoners; British report: 5 killed, 5 prisoners (en)
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  • Wabanaki Confederacy (en)
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  • Raid on Lunenburg (en)
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  • French, Acadian, Wabanaki Confederacy victory (en)
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  • The Raid on Lunenburg occurred during the French and Indian War when Mi'kmaw fighters attacked a British settlement at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on May 8, 1756. The native militia raided two islands on the northern outskirts of the fortified Township of Lunenburg, [John] Rous Island and Payzant Island (present day Covey Island). According to French reports, the Mi'kmaq killed twenty settlers and took five prisoners. (en)
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