History, Information, and Value of 1758 Louisburg Captured Medal
Value of 1758 Louisburg Captured Medal
During the French and Indian War, the British attacked the Louisbourg Harbor and defeated the French. These medals celebrate the second attack and British victory. Obverse features half-length figure of Admiral Boscawen, the commander of the fleet, facing to the right wearing his uniform, a sash, and his hair tied back. The legend reads, “Admiral Boscawen took Cape Breton”. The reverse displays an image of the battle featuring ships shooting at the city spread out over three hills. The legend reads, “Louisbourg Harbor” and in exergue, “July 26, 1758”. Unlike the previous medals of this battle, the image on the back is reversed so the ships fire on the castle at the left.