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He commanded a brigade at the siege of Louisburg, was one of Wolfe's three brigadiers in the expedition against Quebec, and commanded the left wing of the army in the famous battle in September 1759.
After the British victory and the capture of the city, Murray was left in command of Quebec; having strengthened its fortifications and taken measures to improve the morale of his men, he defended it in April and May 1760 against the attacks of the French, who were soon compelled to raise the siege.
In 1 774 Murray was sent to Minorca as governor, and in 1781, while he was in charge of this island, he was besieged in Fort St Philip by a large force of French and Spaniards.
James Augustus Henry Murray (February 7, 1837- July 26, 1915) was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
Sir JamesMurray was born in the village of Denholm near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, the eldest son of a draper.
Murray had eleven children, ten of these with Ada (and all having 'Ruthven' in their name, by arrangement with his father-in-law); the eldest, Harold James Ruthven Murray became a prominent chess historian.
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