On this day in 1645, Charles de Menou d’Aulnay attacked Fort La Tour, which is now the site of Saint John
, New Brunswick.
Charles La Tour's wife, Françoise-Marie Jacquelin, surrendered on the understanding that the garrison would be spared but d'Aulnay's broke his promise and executed all the men but one, who had agreed to be executioner. Françoise-Marie was not hung, although she was forced to watch the horror. She died after being put in "severe restriant" for trying to send a message to her husband, who was in Boston meeting with supporters, through a Mi’kmac ally.
In a strange twist of events, La Tour would later go on to marry d'Aulnay's wife. There is no record on whether La Tour was haunted by Françoise-Marie's angry ghost.
The entire story can be found here, Civil War in Acadia