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Title
Battle on Snowshoes
Description
Rogers Rangers had been a thorn in the sides of the French and Indians throughout the campaigns along Lake George and Lake Champlain. They had their revenge on the rangers when they caught them with superior forces during an ambush …
Subject
Publisher
Date
1758-03-13
Scenario#
37
Scenario Description
Rogers Rangers had been a thorn in the sides of the French and Indians throughout the campaigns along Lake George and Lake Champlain. They had their revenge on the rangers when they caught them with superior forces during an ambush launched by the rangers. Rodgers force ambushed a small advanced Indian scouting party and pursued them into the full French and Indian forces. Surprised, the rangers quickly gathered on a wooded hill and set up a defense perimeter to receive the attack. Greatly outnumbered their strategy was to hold out until night and escape under the cover of darkness.
Location
Fort Edward, New York
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The 1758 Battle on Snowshoes occurred on March 13, 1758, during the French and Indian War. It was fought by members of British Ranger companies led by Robert Rogers against French troops and Indians allied to France. The battle took place near Lake George, now in northern New York, but then in the frontier area between the British province of New York and the French province of Canada. The battle was given its name because the British combatants were wearing snowshoes.
Narrative Source
Combatants
France
Great Britain

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