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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Abraham, Heights or Plains of, Near Quebec, named from Abraham Martin, who owned a piece of land there in the early times of the colony. On this plateau was fought a battle between French and English, Sept. 13, 1759, gaining Canada for the English. Both commanders, Montcalm and Wolfe, were killed, the latter at the moment of victory. See Canada; Montcalm De St. Veran; Wolfe, James.