Montcalm’s Crushing Blow: French and Indian Raids along New by Rene Chartrand

By Rene Chartrand

В 1755 году соперничество между Великобританией и Францией в Северной Америке перерасти в открытую войну

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He saw him pass a tree trunk holding his cane in front of him. com Montcalm’s Crushing Blow [Decombles], and did not hesitate to shoot… I was shattered by this account and the state of my poor comrade… and had him carried right away to his tent where he passed away half an hour later, in spite of the surgeon’s care (Gabriel). AUGUST 10, 1756 Montcalm’s force lands near Oswego Fort Ontario as seen from the east. This view of the present fort gives a good sense of what the French and Indian opponents could see in 1756 as they arrived from the east.

From these undoubtedly somewhat terrified men, de Léry learned that the fort’s garrison was in the process of loading supplies into 16 bateaux to leave for Oswego that afternoon. No one at the Oneida Carry expected a major French attack. They further said there were about 70 soldiers at Fort Bull. They did not have any artillery, but did have plenty of hand grenades. com De Léry’s Raid on Fort Bull the portage road between forts Williams and Bull and, at about ten in the morning, some of the hungry Indians intercepted a convoy of sleds laden with supplies, going towards Fort Bull led by 11 drivers.

The river was also being watched; on July 3, de Villier’s men had a sharp engagement with a bateau convoy, taking several boats and about 40 men. The Anglo-Americans tried to console themselves with their versions of the skirmishes of Captain John Bradstreet’s “battoemen” that were said to have routed up to 660 “French and Indians” in early July. While this was rather optimistic, Bradstreet did come through with more much-needed supplies. Naval superiority on Lake Ontario was critical for the defense or attack of Oswego.

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