Ticonderoga 1758

Montcalm’s victory against all odds

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Ticonderoga 1758

Montcalm’s victory against all odds

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Osprey's study of one of the decisive battles of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). On 5 July 1758 General Abercromby's expedition against Fort Carillon set off from its camp. Within hours, tragedy struck. Some rangers ran into a French scouting party and in the fierce skirmish that followed Lord Howe, the darling of the army, was shot through the heart. The army was shattered at the loss, but Abercromby went to pieces. He decided to attack Montcalm's completed breastworks head-on. Battalion after battalion was sacrificed, the most famous of these hopeless assaults being that of the Black Watch. With the failure of his plan and the exhaustion of his army Abercromby retreated to the foot of Lake George – Montcalm had saved Canada, with Abercromby's help.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign & Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/Bibliography/The Battlefield Today/Index

Product details

Published Oct 25 2000
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841760933
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 56 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 76
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…


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