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BetrayalsFort William Henry and the "Massacre"$
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Ian K. Steele

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195084269

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.001.0001

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To Battle for Lake George

To Battle for Lake George

(p.28) 2 To Battle for Lake George

Ian K. Steele

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This chapter discusses Major General Edward Braddock's secret instructions involving the construction of various forts including one at the south end of Lac St. Sacrement which would protect New York from attacks emanating from St. Frédéric. This would later become Fort William Henry. This chapter also discusses the cooperation between William Johnson and the Indian communities of the Mohawk and the Iroquois against the French forces. The French force under the leadership of General Dieskau and his corps d'élite prepared to battle with Johnson's army. The chapter also touches on the events that transpired from the Lake George campaign to the Battle that ensued afterwards leaving hundreds of casualties, most of them Indians from both the Iroquois and Mohawk.

Keywords:   Major General Edward Braddock, Lac St. Sacrement, St. Frédéric, Fort William Henry, William Johnson, Mohawk, Iroquois, General Dieskau, corps d'élite, Lake George campaign

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