Fort Anne

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Fort Anne is a four-star fort built to protect the harbour of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.wikipedia
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National Historic Sites of Canada

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Now designated a National Historic Site of Canada, it is managed by Parks Canada.
Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia was also designated in 1917.

Port-Royal National Historic Site

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The region was reverted to French control in the 1630s and Charles de Menou d'Aulnay began work on the first of four forts on the same site, then known as Port Royal.
Today, this replica serves as the cornerstone of Port-Royal National Historic Site, and, coupled with nearby Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal, continues to commemorate this important historic region for visitors.

Annapolis River

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A 1/2 km trail runs along the fort's earthen walls, and provides a view of the Annapolis River and basin.
After France relinquished the part of Acadia which is now peninsular Nova Scotia to Britain in 1713, Annapolis Royal became the capital of the British colony of Nova Scotia until 1749; Fort Anne was established at the mouth of Allains Creek where it drains into the river to protect the community from attack.

King George's War

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The fort repelled all French attacks during the early stages of King George's War.
Annapolis had received news of the war declaration, and the British forces were somewhat prepared when the First Nations warriors began besieging Fort Anne.

Siege of Annapolis Royal (1744)

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The fort repelled all French attacks during the early stages of King George's War.
Le Loutre raised a force of 300 Mi'kmaq and Maliseet, and arrived before Annapolis Royal's main fortification, Fort Anne, on 12 July 1744.

Fort Lawrence (Nova Scotia)

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Fort Edward, Fort Lawrence and Fort Anne were all supplied by and dependent on the arrival of Captains Cobb, Rogers or Taggart, in one of the government sloops.
A British fort (Fort Anne) already existed at the other major Acadian centre of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Father Le Loutre's War

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During Father Le Loutre's War, the capital of Acadia was moved from Annapolis Royal to Halifax.
A British fort (Fort Anne) already existed at the other major Acadian centre of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia and Cobequid remained without a fort.

84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants)

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It was however still used as an outpost during the American Revolution, where the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants) was stationed, and the War of 1812 in defence of the town from American privateers.
The 84th Regiment was also stationed at four locations around the Bay of Fundy: Fort Edward (Windsor), Fort Anne (Annapolis), Fort Cumberland (Amherst), and Fort Howe (Saint John).

Military history of Nova Scotia

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Annapolis had received news of the war declaration, and was somewhat prepared when the Indians began besieging Fort Anne.

Annapolis Royal

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Fort Anne is a four-star fort built to protect the harbour of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
The British renamed the town Annapolis Royal and Fort Anne after Queen Anne (1665–1714), the reigning monarch.

John Handfield

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In 1750 he was commander at Fort Anne, Annapolis Royal.

Fort Howe

In 1917, Fort Anne was acquired by the Dominion Parks Branch, the predecessor of Parks Canada, and designated the second national historic park, bearing the name Fort Anne National Park (Fort Howe in Saint John, New Brunswick had been the first historical park).
Its tentative creation, along with a recommendation to establish Beaver Dams National Battlefield Park (1914) and the formation of Fort Anne National Park (1917), provided some of the impetus for the Parks Branch to formalize its heritage policy.

Nova Scotia

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Fort Anne is a four-star fort built to protect the harbour of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Parks Canada

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Now designated a National Historic Site of Canada, it is managed by Parks Canada. In 1917, Fort Anne was acquired by the Dominion Parks Branch, the predecessor of Parks Canada, and designated the second national historic park, bearing the name Fort Anne National Park (Fort Howe in Saint John, New Brunswick had been the first historical park).

Museum

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The 1797 officer's quarters was renovated in the 1930s and now house the museum with exhibits about the fort's history and historic artifacts from the area.

Charles de Menou d'Aulnay

The region was reverted to French control in the 1630s and Charles de Menou d'Aulnay began work on the first of four forts on the same site, then known as Port Royal.

Bastion fort

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Fort Anne is a four-star fort built to protect the harbour of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Queen Anne's War

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During Queen Anne's War, the fort fell to British and New England troops after a week-long siege in 1710 which marked the British conquest of Acadia.

Siege of Port Royal (1710)

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During Queen Anne's War, the fort fell to British and New England troops after a week-long siege in 1710 which marked the British conquest of Acadia.

Anne, Queen of Great Britain

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A British governor and garrison replaced the French at the fort renaming the Port Royal settlement Annapolis Royal after Queen Anne.

Peace of Utrecht

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With the Treaty of Utrecht three years later, the British gained full control of mainland Nova Scotia and kept Annapolis Royal as the capital until the founding of Halifax in 1749.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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With the Treaty of Utrecht three years later, the British gained full control of mainland Nova Scotia and kept Annapolis Royal as the capital until the founding of Halifax in 1749.

Dummer's War

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During Father Rale's War, in July 1722 the Abenaki and Mi'kmaq attempted to create a blockade of Annapolis Royal, with the intent of starving the capital.

Abenaki

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During Father Rale's War, in July 1722 the Abenaki and Mi'kmaq attempted to create a blockade of Annapolis Royal, with the intent of starving the capital.