Of all the episodes embraced within Robert Roger’s chequered career,
none gained him greater fame than his 1759 raid upon the Abenaki village of St. Francis.
It could be said to be the most incredible feat of the French and Indian War.
The British needed a safe communication route to Wolfe, as well as a diversion
to draw the French forces away from the siege at Quebec.
Major Robert Rogers’ raid on the notorious Abenaki Indian town of St. Francis,
deep in French Canada, was the answer.
The American colonial New Englanders, who had long suffered at the hands of the raiding Abenaki
from St. Francis,had good reasons to encourage this daring venture.