Admiral Edward Boscawen (1711–1761), with his fleet, and troops under the command of General Jeffery Amherst, arrived in Halifax from England prior to the planned British attack on Fortress Louisbourg. Also with Boscawen was Brigadier General James Wolfe. The fleet consisted of 120 transport ships, twenty-three ships of the line and eighteen frigates, with a total combined army and naval force of over 27,000. They would spend the month in Halifax preparing plans for their attack on Louisbourg. General Amherst did not arrive till the fleet set sail from Halifax on May 29. They would capture Fortress Louisbourg on July 27. (Also see, ‘While in Halifax…,’ May 24, 1758.)