The French and Indian War

The French and Indian War

The French and Indian WarHere the readers will be able to take a look at a timeline with the most relevant facts about the French and Indian War involving Ticonderoga:

  • 1755 When the Royal British troops made their way up north and entered French territory, General Vaudreuil, Governor of Québec, had Michel Chartier de Lotbinière build Fort Carillon near the crossing of Lake George and Lake Champlain. The construction process took about 4 years.
  • 1757 General Montcalm, leader of the French Army, employed Fort Carillon as a base for attacking Fort William Henry.
  • 1758 Robert Rogers fit the Battle on Snowshoes, close to the region of Trout Brook, a few miles south of the town of Ticonderoga. That same summer, British General Abercromby, together with a large army consisting of almost 20 thousand men, attacked a squad of about 4 thousand men, who were holed up at Fort Carillon. Abercromby and his men actually lost this battle and about 2000 men lost their lives that day. Many of them were members of the well known 42nd Regiment on Foot, also known as the “Black Watch” Regiment or even the Highlanders.
  • 1759 Fort Carillon came under siege by forces led by General Jeffrey Amherst. New France was suffering economic losses and so the troops had to retreat due to a lack of armament. General Amherst restored the fort and changed its name to Ticonderoga. Soon after the building of a fleet and another fort near Crown Point was initiated.
  • 1763 This year marked the end of the Seven Years’ War, since La France lost dominion over Canada. New Englanders decided then to expand their territory towards Hampshire Grants and founded Vermont.
  • 1773 A fire broke out at the new Crown Point Fort, which turned fort Ticonderoga again into the main headquarters of the British Army at Lake Champlain.