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Bataille du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes
|Part of the Beaver Wars|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut
Nicolas d'Ailleboust de Manthet
|28 coureur des bois||22|
|Casualties and losses|
|0||18 killed, 3 captured|
The Battle of the Lake of Two Mountains (French: Bataille du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes) was a battle of the Beaver Wars between the colony of New France and the Iroquois Confederacy that occurred on October 16, 1689.
The battle occurred in response to the Lachine massacre of August 1689. In October, Governor General of New France, the Marquis de Denonville dispatched a scouting party of 28 coureur des bois, under the command of Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut and Nicolas d'Ailleboust de Manthet, to search for Iroquois warriors that posed a threat to residents on the Island of Montreal. The coureur des bois came across a group 22 Iroquois at the Lake of Two Mountains. The French suffered no casualties, while the Iroquois suffered 18 deaths, 3 captured, and 1 fled. The French victory restored the confidence of the local French inhabitants.
Battle of the Lake of Two Mountains National Historic Site of Canada
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