An Old Frontier of France; The Niagara Region and Adjacent Lakes Under French Control Volume 2; V. 21

An Old Frontier of France; The Niagara Region and Adjacent Lakes Under French Control Volume 2; V. 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... that 6500 be sent on to Oswego; 4000 of these were to proceed, with artillery, to the site of Fort Frontenac, and when established there, 3000 of that force were to take La Galette, making themselves masters of the river, and proceeding to Montreal. Thus secured from enemy attack in the rear, the Oswego garrison was to be reduced to 500, " 2000 to embark for Niagara, with an engineer, a lieutenant of artillery, two bombardiers, four canoniers, 12 artillerymen, two 12's, two 6's, a 6-inch howitzer, four cohorns.... This corps will debarque at a place the safest and nearest to the fort "; they were to order it to surrender, "making known that they have cut off all communication by the river, that the English are masters at La Galette, and that their army is marching toward Montreal. If they do not surrender at once, attack them vigorously. The enemy will not dare resist considering their situation after the loss of Fort Duquesne. When they (the English) are masters of this place, they should fortify and provision it and leave a garrison to guard the outlet and communication of the Upper Lakes with the Lower, and of all this vast country through which runs the Ohio and Mississippi. This," adds Montresor, referring to Fort Niagara, " has always been a famous marketplace for trade with the savages." He had never been to the Niagara (where his son, Captain John Montresor, was destined a few years later, to render to his King important service); but his plan, as laid before Amherst, showed a capable grasp of the strategic elements of the problem. 11 Johnson to "the Rt. Hon. the Lords Commissioners of Trade & Planta tions," Msy 17, 1759. 12 Dated, " New York, 92d Dec., ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814657
  • 9781236814654