Tag Archives: Paul Lessard

History questions about les habitants during the American Revolution


Research by Paul Lessard, in Belgrade, Maine, about one of his colonial Revolutionary War ancestors, raised two history question. Check the video link in this blog. During the Revolution, why did the Continental Army’s attack on Quebec fail when “les habitants”, or the French farmers in Canada (Quebec), could have provided reinforcements to the army […]

Franco-American Revolutionary War soldier Private Charles Bourget

Franco-American history in Maine

Many thanks to Mr. Paul Lessard for the permission to report about his research. BELGRADE and AUGUSTA, Maine – Franco-Americans can prepare for the Maine Bicentennial celebrations 2020, by creating and planning events to highlight historic, and cultural contributions and to showcase the state’s 400 years of French history. As a matter of fact, a […]