Rare French & Indian War Battle Plan, showing the fortifications and battles fought at Fort Carillon between Lake Champlain and Lake George.
The map shows the English Assault on Fort Carillon under the direction of General James Abercromby. The key at the bottom of the battle plan explains the various activities of the French, English and Indians, including activities on a daily and nightly basis during the attacks. The plans were issued in Les plans de la guerre de sept ans contenans les batailles combats, prises de villes, camps etc., published in Frankfurt (1789-93 ?). The work is a retrospective of battles of the 7 Years War. Relatively little is known about the source of the maps or their makers, other than that the maps were apparently derived from French Manuscript maps drawn on the spot.
Ft. Carillon had been the stronghold of Lt. General Montcalm following his attack on Ft. William Henry. Avenging its loss, the English sent a force of 15,000 up Lake George in July 1758. Although the English outnumbered the French 4 to 1, the attack resulted in the loss of many troops, including Lord Howe. Ultimately, the British retook the region and launched a campaign into Canada. In the meantime, The English rebuilt the fort, which had been originally constructed by the French in 1755, as Ft. Ticonderoga. A rare battle plan in pristine condition.