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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
New France (Canada) Conquered Through the Mohawk Valley - 1760

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 617 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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New France (Canada) Conquered Through the Mohawk Valley - 1760

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Map: New France (Canada) Conquered Through the Mohawk Valley — 1760 and over the Mohawk-St. Lawrence-Champlain Triangle

Diagram map especially showing Mohawk River forts, towns and Indian castles in 1760 — only forts then existent shown

Map drawn by the author

Key to army routes [Amherst, Haviland and Murray and Rollo are indicated, as are the symbols for English, Iroquois and French forts:]

Town Names like (Utica) show Towns, Cities, etc. now on sites.

Sept. 6, 1760, Gen. Amherst's American and British army landed at Lachine, marched nine miles to Montreal and prepared to attack — with Gen. Murray's army just below Montreal, and Gen. Haviland's army on the south river shore, Gen. Amherst's force numbered over 17,000 men — the French Governor Vandreuil (with only 2400 French troops left) surrendered Montreal and New France (Canada) Sept. 8, 1760

Forts listed: Fort Edward, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Crown Point, Fort St. Johns (Fr.), Fort Therose (Fr.), Fort Chambly (Fr.), Fort Richelieu (Fr.) (Sorel, Quebec), Fort Albany, Fort Hunter, Fort Johnson, Fort Canajoharie, Fort Hendrick, Fort Herkimer, Fort Schuyler, Fort Stanwix, Royal Blockhouse, Fort Brewerton, Fort Oswego, Fort Frontenac (Fr.) (Kingston, Ontario), Fort de la Presentation (Fr.) also then called Oswegatchie (now Ogdensburg), Fort Levis (Fr.)

[Notations on the route from Fort Ticonderoga to Montreal:]

[Notations on the route from Albany northwest to Fort Oswego and then northeast to Montreal:]

[Note in lower right corner:] Albany was the colonial military base of the British-American forts of the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.]

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