Friday, 20 January 2017

1757 Battle on Snowshoes Battle Re-enactment

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January 21, 2017

Join Fort Ticonderoga as we recreate the epic 1757 Battle on Snowshoes on the anniversary of the event. This lesser known, but no less dramatic, Battle on Snowshoes brings to life the fierce clash in the woods between French soldiers and Rogers Rangers as the roar of muskets highlight Ranger warfare and the struggle for North America. Discover the peoples, weapons, and stories through living history vignettes, exhibitions and hands-on programs. March out with French soldiers and their allies before they spring upon Rogers’ Rangers.
Highlighted programming featured throughout the day brings to life both the British Ranger story and French history at Fort Carillon, later named Ticonderoga. Discover the fight for survival as the Rangers struggle to escape back to Fort Edward, behind British lines. See how French soldiers and officers lived in their quarters inside the fort barracks and watch as soldiers work together to keep each other in fighting shape. In addition to the living history program, step inside exhibition spaces and discover the incredible French artifacts on display in the museum.
On January 21st, 1757 detachment of French soldiers with horse drawn sleds left Fort Carillon to pick up supplies, not knowing Rogers’ Ranger lay in wait on the trail to Crown Point to the north. Ambushed, some French soldiers escaped to warn the fort and they set their own ambush for Rogers and his men marching home.

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