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Crown Point Campaign 1759

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Date: 1 May 1759 to 1 Nov 1759
Location: Fort Carillonmap
Surnames/tags: Church, Bernard, Ruggles, Woods, Wood, Hardy, Rogers Seven_Years_War French_and_Indian_War
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Solders who served under Gen. Jeffery Amherst in his campaign against Fort Carillon and Crown Point in 1759.

Provincial Troops:

- 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.

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Constantine Hardy (Hardy-3522) served in Capt. Maynard's Company, Col. Timothy Ruggles Regiment, 2nd Battalion. (He kept a journal of his experiences)
posted 11 Mar 2018 by Nathan Pyles   [thank Nathan]
Timothy Church (Church-1738) served as a provincial Private, Capt. Salah Bernard's Company, Col. Timothy Ruggles Regiment
posted 11 Mar 2018 by Nathan Pyles   [thank Nathan]
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