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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester. Wood engraving.

Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (3 September, 172410 November, 1808) was a British soldier who twice served as Governor of the Province of Quebec, from 17681778 (concurrently serving as Governor General of Canada), and from 17851795. He commanded British troops in the American Revolutionary War.

Colonel Carleton was a part of James Wolfe's attack on Quebec City during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. General Carleton repelled the American attack on Quebec in 1775, and commanded British naval forces at the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776, eliminating the American ships. See also: List of Governors General of Canada and List of Lieutenant Governors of Quebec

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Preceded by:
James Murray
Governor General of British North America
1768–1778
Succeeded by:
Sir Frederick Haldimand
Preceded by:
Sir Frederick Haldimand
Governor General of British North America
1786–1796
Succeeded by:
Robert Prescott

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Preceded by:
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Baron Dorchester Succeeded by:
Dudley Carleton

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