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Compagnies Franches de la Marine Officer, 1754-60
Since the settlement of New France, Canada was governed by the French Department of Marine Affairs. During the 1680s this department supplied permanent troops for garrison duty known as Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine. They were formed as independent companies rather than full regiments and largely officered by Canadians. Until 1755 the entire responsibility for the defense of Canada, and any operations against it’s enemies, fell to the Troupes de la Marine, bolstered by the local coureurs de bois and native allies.
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