THE BATTLE ON SNOWSHOES 14th March 1758
On March 14th 1758 a small battle took place in the wilderness of north America.
The total number on both sides did not exceed 500 men. These men on the British side
were primarily native born settlers from New England led by Robert Rogers,
and on the French side native born Canadians and their native Indian allies of New France,
led by the French partisan Langy. This battle did not end in a draw. Despite the success of an initial ambush by Rogers and his rangers, the battle was to swing the way of the numerically superior French force. It was to be a clear cut victory for the French and Indians and resulted in the almost total annihilation of the best of the newly formed English Rangers.
Only darkness was to save Rogers and the remnants of his force.
This battle has become known as
“The Battle On Snowshoes”