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Sir John Johnson’s second raid on the Mohawk Valley.


Oct 17, 1780 Sir John Johnson’s second raid on the Mohawk Valley.

Sir John Johnson began his raid down Schoharie Creek. His army of close to 900 Loyalists, Indians and British Regulars had camped the night of the 16th where Kennanagara Creek flowed into the Schoharie Kill (Creek).

Johnson’s main force started out from Carleton Island and sailed across Lake … Continue reading


Ballstown, NY attacked.


Oct 12, 1780 Ballstown, NY attacked.

On Oct 6th, Captain John Munro, in command of about 200 Loyalists and Indians, left Major Carleton’s force and marched south along the Schroon River. He hoped to link up with Sir John Johnson’s force and then attack Schenectady. On Oct 11th, Munro learned that Carleton had taken Fort Ann and Fort George and … Continue reading


British Major Carleton captures Fort Ann and Fort George.


Oct 10, 1780 British Major Carleton captures Fort Ann and Fort George.

During the planning of Sir John Johnson’s October raid on the Mohawk Valley, Sir Frederick Haldimand, Governor-General or Quebec Province, felt a diversion was needed to draw off a major portion of the Rebel militia. To that end, Haldimand ordered Major Christopher Carleton to lead a force down … Continue reading


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