This Day In History: 1759-09-13

Battle of Quebec. On the Plains of Abraham, the 47th (later 1st Loyals) stands in the centre of the line in one of the great decisive battles of history. With a single devastating musket volley, followed by a bayonet charge, the future of North America is decided in less than 15 minutes. Celebrated to this day as a Regimental Day by the 47th and its successors, whose officers wear a thin line of black in their lace in memory of General James Wolfe, killed at the moment of victory.