From Fort Stanwix
'On this day in March 21, 1756 a French force of 362 men were half way from their target, the British fortifications at the Great Oneida Carrying Place, now Rome, New York. Their mission to destroy the supplies destined for the British base at Oswego from which the British hoped to launch their 1756 offensive to take the French Fort Niagara. Today this raiding force encounters rain, hail, snow and wind. They decide to camp near the Deer River.
Read more about this ill-fated raid in this month's blog post linked below.'
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