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The Epic Battles for Ticonderoga, 1758
     

The Epic Battles for Ticonderoga, 1758

by William R. Nester
 

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ISBN-10: 0791473228

ISBN-13: 9780791473221

Pub. Date: 02/07/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

On July 8, 1758, British General James Abercromby ordered a controversial frontal assault of the French defenses on the Ticonderoga peninsula in upstate New York. Outnumbering the French by four to one, the capture of their fort, named Carillon, seemed all but assured. Once the fort—called the “key to a continent”—was in British hands the road

Overview

On July 8, 1758, British General James Abercromby ordered a controversial frontal assault of the French defenses on the Ticonderoga peninsula in upstate New York. Outnumbering the French by four to one, the capture of their fort, named Carillon, seemed all but assured. Once the fort—called the “key to a continent”—was in British hands the road would be open to invade Canada, capture Montreal and Quebec, and end the French and Indian War. The attack, however, would go horribly wrong and result in nearly 2,000 British casualties, the single bloodiest day of the entire war. It would be another year before the British, under a different commander, would capture the fortifications and rename them Fort Ticonderoga. The Epic Battles for Ticonderoga, 1758 examines the skirmishes and raids in the months leading up to the battle, discusses Abercromby’s campaign in the larger context of British grand strategy for the year 1758, the roles of key military and political figures on both sides, and the conflict’s aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791473221
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/07/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: "Like Chaff before the Wind"     1
Opening Shots     9
The Struggle for North America     25
Grand Strategies and Commanders     57
Preparing for Campaign     75
Wilderness War     97
The Battle of Fort Carillon     135
Pursuits     167
Parting Shots     199
Notes     209
Bibliography     241
Index     257

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