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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

"Born in Saxony in 1701, Baron de Dieskau was the commander of the French regulars in New France at the unofficial opening of the French and Indian War. His role was relegated to the tactical conducting of the war, while Governor General Rigaud de Vaudreuil handled the strategy of protecting the colony.

Moving a small force of regulars, Canadian militia and Native allies under the Mohawk chief Theyanoguin, Dieskau attempted to take the offensive on the traditional Lake Champlain invasion route. However the Baron did not comprehend how war was fought in the woods of North America and was surprised when native allies refused to attack Fort Edward on the Hudson River in the colony of New York. Falling back, Dieskau then laid an ambush for Colonial William Johnson's advancing American Militia and Iroquois. However on September 8 the trap was sprung prematurely – Dieskau blames the Mohawks even though it resulted in the death of Theyanoguin. The American militia detachment escaped back to Johnson's fortified camp on Lake George…"
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gavandjosh0206 Oct 2019 2:28 a.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 4:02 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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