At the time I marked these down they were all functional. Given the transient nature of the internet, however, there are no guarantees regarding current accuracy of the following links.
http://www.militaryheritage.com/7ywart.htm A basic website on the French and Indian War, it offers some interesting articles, some of which are specifically noted below.
http://members.cox.net/johnahamill/sevenyears.html Similar to the above site.
http://web.syr.edu/~laroux/docs/docframe.html This site contains a number of primary documents, some of which are of particular interest to the events and issues we will be considering.
http://www.historiclakes.org/contents.htm The Lake Champlain/Lake George "official" website. Again, largely geared to tourists but contains a lot of useful information as well as maps showing historical sites, aerial photographs of several places.
"French and Indian War Magazine On-Line" The 18th
Century Society The Reenactors link to the French and Indian War
period of American History. Unfortunately, many of the links on
this site don't appear to work so I'm not sure how useful it will
http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/frenchindian/ The "SPARKNOTES" website. This is a general knowledge website kind of like "Cliff Notes" on the internet. Accessing it may require signing up, but I don't believe there is any cost to doing so. Most of the history provided is fairly general, but does provide background.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~george/gazette.html A re-enactors site, it carries information on many of the locations, people, and events we are looking at this year.
http://www.factscanada.ca/friday/friday-2000-19-12-29.shtml Another general overview.
READINGS/BOOKS (w/ Amazon.com links where available):
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire
in British North America, 1754-1766 (Vintage) by Fred Anderson
Almost overwhelming in scope, this is a great read nonetheless. Well-written and sharp analysis of the war. It will be the standard history of The Seven Year's War for years to come. Highly recommended.
Ticonderoga 1758, René Chartrand and Patrice Courcelle,
Osprey Books. Highly recommended.
European-Native American Warfare, 1675-1815 by Armstrong Starkey http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/080613075X/ref=pd_sim_books_1/102-6865294-7348919?v=glance&s=books
Warpaths: Invasions of North America by Ian K. Steele
"Montcalm and Wolfe" by Francis Parkman
"Journals of Robert Rogers" by Robert Rogers
The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers
by Robert Rogers (Editor), Gary S. Zaboly (Illustrator), Timothy J. Todish, Gary Zaboly
A great large-format book for anyone interested in Rogers and the rangers. Consists of extensive excerpts from Rogers' journals, as well as a wealth of material related to the history of Rogers Rangers.
Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"
by Ian Kenneth Steele
Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military
History of Lake George and Lake Champlain by Russell Bellico
America's First First World War: The French and Indian War, 1754-1763 by Timothy Todish
Very thin volume, offers quick overview of the war. The author
is a re-enactor with a fascination for Rogers' Rangers, and that
comes through in the book.
The Battle on Snowshoes by Bob Bearor - Heritage Books
French and Indian War Battlesites: A Controvers by Bob
Bearor - Heritage Books,
Mr. Bearor is a re-enactor who has obviously spent a lot of time wandering the ground. Very short, quickly read books. Contact the publisher directly at: http://www.heritagebooks.com/
An alternative source for some of the books might be the Fort Ticonderoga gift shop. http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/museum_store.htm http://www.heritagebooks.com/
Last, but not least, for those who enjoy historical fiction: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.
"Transportation of Provisions in North America: 1759" http://www.militaryheritage.com/transpot.htm
"An Account of Two Attacks on Fort William Henry: 1757" http://www.militaryheritage.com/wm_henry.htm
"Organisation militaire de la Nouvelle-France" par Luc Lépine (in French) http://www.militaryheritage.com/nfrance.htm
"Miscellaneous Notes on Rangers" http://www.militaryheritage.com/rangers.htm
"History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Languedoc, 1755-1760" http://www.militaryheritage.com/languedoc.htm
"History and Uniform of Le Regiment de La Reine, 1755-1760" http://www.militaryheritage.com/lareine.htm
"Fighting for a Continent: Newspaper Coverage of the English
and French War
For Control of North America, 1754-1760" http://earlyamerica.com/review/spring97/newspapers.html
There are a variety of contemporary maps available at: http://www.militaryheritage.com/7yrsmaps.htm
FORT WILLIAM HENRY:
http://www.fortwilliamhenry.com/fortmus.htm The official Fort William Henry website, it doesn't offer a lot of substance bring mostly for tourist info.
http://www.historiclakes.org/wm_henry/wm_henry_battle.html Information on the battle of Fort William Henry and current activities at this location. Lots of pictures, several contemporary maps.
http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo08009.html Another website offering a history of the fort and the infamous battle.
http://www.mohicanpress.com/fort_william_henry_report.html Same website, offers a variety of stuff including updates on archeological research.
BATTLE ON SNOWSHOES (March 1758)
http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/1758campaign.htm A massive bibliography and research aid on the battle in 1758. More references and sources than you want to know about.
http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/ The "official" Fort Ticonderoga/Carillon website.
http://reenacting.net/map_ti1758.html Map of the Battle of Ticonderoga 1758
Also noted in the event anyone will be arriving earlier or departing later than the set dates of the formal staff ride:
On July 17th at Fort Ticonderoga: Family Exploration Series - "Let's Play!" Try your hand at aa variety of 18th-century games and discover that fun existed before computers. 10:00am at Fort Ticonderoga. Included in the cost of admission.
On July 24th at Fort Ticonderoga: Family Exploration Series
- "A Chevaux de What?" Learn aboutt field fortifications,
including the Cheval de Frise. 10:00am at Fort Ticonderoga. Included
with the cost of admission.
MISCELLANEOUS ON ROGERS' RANGERS:
http://www.rogersisland.org/rogersisland.htm The site for Roger's Island located at Fort Edwards. Very minimal.
Claiming to be the only known portrait of Major Rogers.
Relations with the Indians and Information about the Native Americans:
Lt. Col. George Monro
http://www.meyna.com/mohawk3.html A site about Molly Brant, Johnson's native-born significant other)
http://www.clements.umich.edu/Webguides/Arlenes/QR/Rogers.html The papers of Robert Rogers - University of Michigan
Also see: The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers by Robert Rogers (Editor), Gary S. Zaboly (Illustrator), Timothy J. Todish, Gary Zaboly at AMAZON.COM: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1930098200/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/102-6865294-7348919?v=glance&s=books&st=* )
Maj. General James Abercromby
General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm
http://reenacting.net/history/lordhowe.html Lord Howe's death from Montcalm and Wolfe, Parkman, Francis (Random House, 1999), pp 303-307.
http://www.mohicanpress.com/death_of_lord_howe.html The death of Lord Howe at Fort Carillon.
http://reenacting.net/howe-ti-01.html A participant's description of a re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Carillon. If anyone thinks SAIS Staff Rides are serious stuff, they should go along with these people who obviously don't have real lives.
Maj. Gen. Daniel Webb
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