History – Who Was General Wolfe?
Summary from Nick Marulli
In 1756, during the French and Indian War, British troops under General James Wolfe captured Quebec, establishing British rule in Canada. Three years later, General Wolfe was shot fighting the French in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, near Quebec City. The French were defeated in the battle but the General died later of infection in 1759.
Note: Since General Wolfe died in battle fighting for British control of North America, it makes sense that he was considered a hero by residents of Fell’s Point and thus they named a street after him.