Battle of Bloody Creek (1711)

The Battle of Bloody Creek was fought on 10/21 June 1711[lower-alpha 1] during Queen Anne's War. An Abenaki militia successfully ambushed British soldiers at a place that became known as Bloody Creek after the battles fought there. The creek empties into the Annapolis River at present day Carleton Corner, Nova Scotia, and was also the location of a battle in 1757.

Battle of Bloody Creek
Part of Queen Anne's War

Cairn erected in 1932 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board
Date10/21 June 1711
Result Mi'kmaq victory
Great Britain
New England
Abenaki First Nation
Mi'kmaq people
Commanders and leaders
David Pigeon L'Aymalle (first name and rank unknown)
70 provincial militia[1] 50–150[2]
Casualties and losses
16 killed, 9 wounded, rest captured[3] unknown
Official nameBloody Creek National Historic Site of Canada

The battle was part of an orchestrated attempt by the leaders of New France to weaken the British hold on Annapolis Royal. The British had only captured the fort the previous year and they only had a very tenuous control of the area. The battle, in which the entire British force was captured or killed, emboldened the French and their native allies to blockade Annapolis Royal.[4] Without heavy weapons, the force was unable to effectively attack the fort, and abandoned the siege when British reinforcements arrived by sea.

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