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By the summer of 1758 the British had put together the largest army seen on the continent to that time: over 17,000 men. In command was General Abercromby, whose orders were to take Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga). To defend Fort Carillon …
Title
Ticonderoga
Subject
Publisher
Date
1758-07-08
Scenario#
39
Scenario Description
By the summer of 1758 the British had put together the largest army seen on the continent to that time: over 17,000 men. In command was General Abercromby, whose orders were to take Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga). To defend Fort Carillon the French had just over 4,000 men under the command of General Montcalm. Abercromby’s assault lacked artillery support due to his desire to attack without waiting for his artillery to be brought up. The British‘ advanced in 4 lines. The first line captured the French picket line of abatis and began cheering thinking they had captured the main French works. This signaled the other British troops to advance. The British did not realize they had just captured a forward position. The British lost control of their advance as troops advanced without orders. The British took devastating losses as attack after attack was cut down.
Location
Ticonderoga, New York
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga, was fought on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War. It was fought near Fort Carillon on the shore of Lake Champlain in the frontier area between the British colony of New York and the French colony of New France.
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Combatants
France
Great Britain

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