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American Colonial Era 1660-1763 The growth of North American colonies, often with a change in native & national control.

View Poll Results: Which do you find most interesting?
Jumonville Glen 1754 4 9.76%
Braddock's Defeat 1755 10 24.39%
Lake George 1755 3 7.32%
Siege of Fort William Henry 1757 7 17.07%
Ticonderoga 1758 10 24.39%
Grant's Defeat 1758 1 2.44%
Seige of Louisbourg 1758 6 14.63%
Rogers' St. Francis Raid 1759 4 9.76%
Siege of Niagara 1759 3 7.32%
Siege of Quebec 1759 16 39.02%
Other 3 7.32%
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I went with Jumonville Glen. I find it most interesting had Jumonville been allowed to deliver his message to Washington the whole thing 'might' have been solved right there. I know probably sooner or later they would have had a go at each other, but imagine reducing the whole war down to that one moment and Jumonville killed as he tried to give Washington his message. To me that is most interesting...
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Battle of Carillon.....anyone who can take 3,600 troops and bring victory over almost 18,000 enemies, deserves my everlasting respect.
It didn't help that Ambercrombie did not listen to his engineers and went right in with that frontal assult. Almost a preview of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
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I know geographically it does not strictly qualify but I would go with the Battle of Quiberon Bay. It rendered France incapable of projecting forces into North American or any where else for that matter. After the battle of Ste. Foy, if the French fleet had arrived the Brits would have been evicted from Quebe and the war outcome would have likely been very different
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It didn't help that Ambercrombie did not listen to his engineers and went right in with that frontal assult. Almost a preview of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
Agreed. Montcalm's victory was handed to him by Abercrombie.
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