Location: Fort Carillon
Surnames/tags: Church, Bernard, Ruggles, Woods, Wood, Hardy, Rogers Seven_Years_War French_and_Indian_War
Solders who served under Gen. Jeffery Amherst in his campaign against Fort Carillon and Crown Point in 1759.
- - Col. Timothy Ruggles- MA
- - Col. Willard- MA
- - Col.Lovewell-NH
- - Col. Babcock-RI
- - Col. Whiting-CT
- - Col. Fitch-CT
- - Col.Worster-CT
- - Col. Lyman-CT
As well as Robert Roger's Rangers and the Regulars who served under Gen. Jeffery Amherst.
The French built a fortress at Crown Point in the 1730s with 12-foot (3.7 m) thick limestone walls named Fort St. Frederic. British forces targeted it twice during the French and Indian War before the French destroyed it in the summer of 1759.
In 1759 when British forces moved against Fort Saint-Frédéric during the war, the retreating French destroyed it. The British Army and provincial militia then built Fort Crown Point, a vast fortification just southwest of the ruins of the French fort, starting in the fall of 1759. At the same time they built a fleet to gain military control of Lake Champlain and the 77-mile-long Crown Point Road across the Green Mountains to reach the Connecticut River.
- Crown Point Campaign-1759-Gen. Jeffery Amherst Mar 11, 2018.