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By Daniel Marston, Carl Benn, Fred Anderson

Before everything of the 18th century, the USA was once a colonized land with ecu international locations squabbling over its many average assets. In 1754, the French-Indian struggle broke out as a decisive conflict among the French and British for keep watch over of North the United States. Britain's victory ended in higher governmental involvement within the American colonies that constructed into uprising in 1775. Following the yank Revolution, the us and Britain shared an uneasy peace that erupted in struggle back in 1812; the resultant clash tore in the course of the American frontier. This ebook examines the wars in North the United States from the French-Indian conflict until eventually the top of the conflict of 1812, which introduced lasting peace among Britain and the us.

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Montcalm split his force in two; one group of 2,600 men traveled overland, while the other, some 5,000 men traveled in bateaux over the lake. The two forces met at the southern end of the lake on 2 August. The British force at Fort William Henry comprised just over 2,000 men, half of whom were regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Munro. The fort was a fairly strong structure, constructed of logs and earth. General Webb was stationed with 1,600 soldiers, mostly provincials, at Fort Edward, 22 km (14 miles) to the south.

John Carter Brown Library at Brown University) the enemy still continue working and carrying on their approaches. The garrison kept a continual fire both of shells and cannon till night... [A]t night the garrison kept a continual watch for fear of an assault (8311-85). Webb was unable to send more reinforcements, fearing that his small force would be decimated trying to reach the besieged British garrison. Such a loss would leave the road to Albany open and unprotected, since the provincial reinforcements had not yet arrived.

A British officer noted: 'the next attempt [post-Montmorency] will, I hope, be more practicable and more successful; if we can't beat them we shall ruin their country' (Pargellis, Military Affairs, p. 434).

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