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Siege of fort william henry

  1. 1. SIEGE OF FORTWILLIAM HENRY
  2. 2. LEADERS OF THE BATTLEFor the British army, the leaderwas Lieutenant Colonel GeorgeMonro.For the French and Natives, theleader was Marquis de Montcalm.
  3. 3. HOW LONG THE BATTLE LASTEDThe Siege of Fort William Henry begannear present-day Lake George, NewYork. It started in March 1757 andended in August 1757 due to disabledweapons, an unstable fort, and peoplewere killed by small pox and otherdiseases.
  4. 4. STRATEGIES USED French/Natives British Strategy outcome Wanted to surprise and Had men throughout the French =unhelpfulcapture Fort with a ‘sneak camp and some near the British = helped attack” fortHad advanced weapons. Submitted plans to French= unhelpfulDug ditches with guns to London to attack Quebec British = wouldn’t keepbreak fort’s walls but was City, intended to defend French away ineffective frontier Had 8,000 men and about 2,200 men total French= helpful Native allies British= unhelpful
  5. 5. WHO WON THE BATTLEThe French won the battle of FortWilliam Henry with several attacks on the British.
  6. 6. IMPACTS ON THE WARBecause of the French Victory,the British army began to weaken.English Colonists began to feelshame towards British Army
  7. 7. REFERENCE http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/frenchindianwar/p/French-And-Indian-War-Siege-Of-Fort-William-Henry.htm http://www.independencetrail.org/stories-fort-william-henry.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_William_Henry http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/fortwilli_bbd.html http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys-signs-001.php
  8. 8. QUESTIONS Who was the leader of the British Army at The Siege ofFort William Henry? What were the causes of many deaths of people in the war? Which group had the advantage of having many men?

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