Hold the Line: The French & Indian War

Hold the Line: The French & Indian War

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Sometime in early September, Col. Elijah Clark and Lieut. Col. James McCall assembled a corps of Backwoodsman, some 400 to 700 depending on the account, in upper Georgia. With these he marched to attack the British post at Augusta on …

General Herkimer’s relief column was ambushed on its way to Fort Stanwix by Iroquois warriors. A rainstorm saved them by disrupting the ambush, allowing him time to consolidate his forces on high ground. As the storm ends British Loyalist …

Bushy Run
The various Indian tribes of the frontier had united under the leadership of Pontiac in a major effort to annihilate the British outposts. By summer of 1763, they had captured or reduced to ruins all the British forts in the …

Bloody Bridge
Chief Pontiac besieged Detroit during the summer of 1763. A British relief force led by Captain Dalzell reached the fort and decided to immediately attack Pontiac’s village. The relief force marched out of Fort Detroit near midnight on 31 July …

The French mustered their forces to retake Quebec after its fall. They had a sizeable army assembled for the counter attack and drew up outside of Quebec near Ste-Foy under general Levis. The British under Murray were greatly outnumbered …

Quebec: Plains of Abraham
On the night of 13 September, Wolfe sent a diversionary force in boats far above the city while naval forces demonstrated below Quebec as Wolfe successfully led his main assault force up the cliffs along a narrow path. As morning …

Montmorency Falls
During the Summer of 1759 British general Wolfe was frustrated by the terrain around Quebec as it thwarted attempts to bring the French army to battle. He finally decided to do a combined amphibious assault against the heights near Montmorency …

Quebec Strategic
On 31 July, the first serious attempt by Wolfe’s troops to land on the northern shore led to the Battle of Montmorency. Approximately 3,500 troops, attempted to land, but came under heavy fire; Wolfe pulled his troops back after taking …

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 …

Louisburg was the strongest fortress in French or British America and guarded the entrance to the St. Lawrence and New France. The key to taking the fortress was establishing a beach head on Ile Royale which required an amphibious landing …

Battle on Snowshoes
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 …

Lake George
Johnson had a force of approximately 3,000 New England militia and a small group of Mohawk Indians. He established a fortified camp near Crown Point . Meanwhile, French General Dieskau had moved his men to within striking distance of Johnson …

Ft. Duquesne
As Braddock drew near the French enlisted the aid of Indian tribes living in the area. Together with the 300 or so soldiers at the fort, plus the 600 Indians, the French would have close to 900 men to combat …
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