Jan 25, 2020
Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777
Posted by Gavin K. Watt

In the summer of 1777, while the British and the Americans were engaged in the bitter American Revolution, a massive campaign was launched from Canada into New York State.Brigadier Barry St Leger led a crucial expedition from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley The goal was to travel by waterways to join Lieutenant General John Burgoyne in the siege of Albany But LegerIn the summer of 1777, while the British and the Americans were engaged in the bitter American Revolution, a massive campaign was launched from Canada into New York State.Brigadier Barry St Leger led a crucial expedition from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley The goal was to travel by waterways to join Lieutenant General John Burgoyne in the siege of Albany But Leger encountered obstacles along the way While laying siege to Fort Stanwix, Leger received word that Benedict Arnold was leading a massive relief column that was headed their way Leger and his men retreated, and despite a later attempt to carry on, were never able to help Burgoyne The Americans then destroyed the British held Fort Ticonderoga, marking the end of the campaign.The results of the failed St Leger expedition were historic Not only was the loss of Fort Ticonderoga was a major blow to the British war effort, but the campaign also brought about the disillusionment of the Iroquois Confederacy, and saw the founding of the infamous Butler s Rangers and the first major campaign of Sir John Johnson s King s Royal Regiment.

  • Title: Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777
  • Author: Gavin K. Watt
  • ISBN: 9781550023763
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley The St Leger Expedition of In the summer of while the British and the Americans were engaged in the bitter American Revolution a massive campaign was launched from Canada into New York State Brigadier Barry St Leger led

    Chuck

    Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley is an interesting read. Christopher Watt combines tremendous expertise with a bit or revisionism to come up with an excellent book about the Battle of Oriskany and the Mohawk Valley Campaign of 1777. The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest battles during the American Revolution. It was also a critical battle in that it, with brilliant work by some of the best American leaders in the Revolution, Philip Schuyler, Benedict Arnold, Peter Gansevoort and Marinus [...]


    Justinian

    2007-12 - Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777. Gavin K. Watt (Author) . 2002. 429 pages.I decided to read this book because it has great reviews and it covers a subject I am interested in. Essentially this book is about the Operational Level of Command. The commander in question is LTC Barry St. Leger and his mission is to drive from Canada via Fort Niagara through the Mohawk Valley and link up with Burgoyne and Clinton at Albany. St.Leger’s command was in many way [...]



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