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Term: Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis (Croix de Saint-Louis)

Definition: Created by King Louis XIV, this order recognized good and loyal military service. It was awarded to many of the officers of the Canadian regular colonial troops serving around the Great Lakes before 1760. It was represented by a golden cross suspended by a bright red ribbon.

[Source: Web site of the Gouvernement du Canada (Government of Canada), Patrimoine militaire Canadien (Canadian military heritage), Annexe B, Vie quotidienne en Nouvelle-France (Annex B, Daily life in New France).]
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