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AMERICAN REVOLUTION – BATTLE OF QUEBEC


Overview The Battle of Quebec was an attempt on December 31, 1775, by American colonial forces to capture the city of Quebec, drive the British military from the Province of Quebec, and enlist French Canadian support for the American Revolutionary War.

The British governor of Quebec, General Guy Carleton, could not get significant outside help because the St. Lawrence … Continue reading


AMERICAN REVOLUTION – FORT TICONDEROGA


Once the British detachment retreated to Boston, the Siege of Boston began. As the rebels continued to gather around Boston, they realized that they did not have the munitions or cannon to carry out successful siege or military operations.

Fort Ticonderoga, which is located on Lake Champlain, became an objective for its stores of munitions and the strategic position of … Continue reading


AMERICAN REVOLUTION- THE BOSTON SIEGE ENDS


By early March 1776, heavy cannons that had been captured at Fort Ticonderoga were moved to Boston, a difficult feat engineered by Henry Knox. When the guns were placed on Dorchester Heights in the course of one day, overlooking the British positions, the British situation became untenable. While General Howe planned an attack to reclaim the high ground, a snowstorm … Continue reading


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