A variety of resources, citations, and occasionally informative French and Indian War websites.

Some of these are better than others....

 

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.

http://fiwar.virtualave.net/ "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 be.

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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375706364/ref=pd_sim_books_1/102-6865294-7348919?v=glance&s=books
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.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1841760935/qid%3D1055188471/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-2165074-1640851

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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195082230/qid=1053454605/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-6865294-7348919?v=glance&s=books

"Montcalm and Wolfe" by Francis Parkman
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0306806215/ref=pd_sim_books_2/102-6865294-7348919?v=glance&s=books

"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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1930098200/qid=1055173418/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-2165074-1640851?v=glance&s=books
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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0195084268/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_2/102-6865294-7348919

Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain by Russell Bellico
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0935796339/qid=1055184885/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/002-2165074-1640851?v=glance&s=books

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.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1930098197/ref=pd_sim_books_1/102-6865294-7348919?v=glance&s=books http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0195084268/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_2/102-6865294-7348919

The Battle on Snowshoes by Bob Bearor - Heritage Books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0788406191/qid=1055171750/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-2165074-1640851?v=glance&s=books

French and Indian War Battlesites: A Controvers by Bob Bearor - Heritage Books,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0788414755/qid=1055171750/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_6/002-2165074-1640851?v=glance&s=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.

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES:

"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.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/articles/snowshoe.htm

 

FORT TICONDEROGA/CARILLON:

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.historiclakes.org/Ticonderoga/Ticonderoga.html

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.
http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/calendar_of_events.htm

 

MISCELLANEOUS ON ROGERS' RANGERS:

http://www.geocities.com/rogerscadetcompany/index.html

http://www.rogersisland.org/rogersisland.htm The site for Roger's Island located at Fort Edwards. Very minimal.

http://www.goes.com/~njranger/history%20html.htm

http://www.scrimshawartist.com/rogers.html Claiming to be the only known portrait of Major Rogers.


Relations with the Indians and Information about the Native Americans:

http://216.239.37.100/search?q=cache:M0wgu7IxSSwJ:www.landclaimsdocs.com/conferences/Miscpdf/angloindianrelationsB-VI-37a.pdf+%22Chief+Hendrick%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


INDIVIDUALS/BIOGRAPHICAL INFO:

Lord Loudon
http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/lordloudo_bbc.html
http://ketoctin.8m.com/LordLoudoun.html
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ca/state1/ridpath/disaster1911.html

Lt. Col. George Monro
http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo08007.html

William Johnson
http://earlyamerica.com/review/fall96/johnson.html
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h859.html
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/j/swj.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytryon/johnson.html
http://www.meyna.com/mohawk3.html A site about Molly Brant, Johnson's native-born significant other)

Robert Rogers
http://www.clements.umich.edu/Webguides/Arlenes/QR/Rogers.html The papers of Robert Rogers - University of Michigan
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/rogers/bio.html
http://www.famousamericans.net/robertrogers/

http://www.catskill.net/purple/robrog.htm

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
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ca/state1/ridpath/disaster1911.html
http://pdbj.ledet.home.att.net/atempt_2/text/GeneralJamesAy.html
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/9198/revbio/ambercro.htm

General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm
http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo08003.html
http://www.slider.com/enc/36000/Montcalm_Louis_Joseph_de.htm
http://www.famousamericans.net/louisjosephmontcalmgozondesaintveran/

Lord Howe
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.

Governor-General Vaudreuil

Maj. Gen. Daniel Webb
http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo08008.html

Israel Putnam
http://members.tripod.com/~compmast/putnam/putnam.html
http://members.tripod.com/~compmast/putnam/indians.html
http://www.curbstone.org/index.cfm?webpage=48

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