The Siege of Fort La Tour, April 1645

Between 1640 and 1645, the French province of Acadia was plunged into a bitter civil war between rival governors Charles de Saint-√Čtienne, Sieur de la Tour and Charles de Menou, Sieur d’Aulnay.

They launched inconclusive raids against each other’s bases around the Bay of Fundy until April 1645, when d’Aulnay laid siege, with a force of 200 men, to La Tour’s fort overlooking present-day Saint John harbour.