Chretien! Ce ne fut point Montcalm et la prudence,
Ces arbres renversė, ce hėros, leur exploits,
Qui des Anglais confus ont brisė l'espėrance;
C'est le bras de ton Dieu, vainqueur sur cette croix.
Christian, behold! Not all the care that Montcalm took,
Nor this fearsome abatis, nor all our heroes' feats
Have stunned the English here, have shattered all their hopes;
Instead the arm of God prevailed, the victor of this cross.
Following Montcalm's victory against the British in July of 1758, the general erected a cross as a statement of his faith and proclamation of humility. The cross and monument in the photos below stand as a memorial to the event.
Along with the cross, General Montcalm posted a plaque saying these words, expressed in French and in English:
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