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Extracts of Matters of Historical Interest from "The Huissier, News For and About the Fortress of Louisbourg Heritage Presentation Staff" By The Fortress of Louisbourg Heritage Presentation Staff


(August 23, 2002)

Fête de Saint-Louis

Sunday, August 25th we will celebrate, as we do each year, the Fête de Saint-Louis ...

To let you in on a little historical information , there were five artillery salutes held on the Fête de St-Louis in the 18th century to mark the importance of the day. All gun salutes were done from the Pièce de la Grave battery. The first was a 21 gun salute to begin the day. The second was a 21 gun salute in honour of King Louis XV. The third was a 19 gun salute in honour of the Queen.. The fourth was a 17 gun salute to the health of the entire Royal Family. The fifth and final salute of the day was a 21 gun salute during the Te Deum sung in the military chapel.

(Source: Greg Joyce, Heritage Presentation Specialist/Military)