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August 3-9, 1757 Siege of Fort William Henry

This battle occurred between August 3 and 9 of July 1757, during 7 Years War or French and Indian War yet should be known as Pontiac's War. Location of Battle of Fort William Henry was Lake George, which was once an extension of Lake Champlain. Adirondack Mountains surround Lake George and was territory belonging to Ojibways during those times. Siege of Fort William Henry was a part of Pontiac's War. A list of Battles of Pontiac's War is below. It's location was strategically important to Ojibways and their white enemies. Ojibway Soldiers and their allies, forced an estimated 9,000 English and French Soldiers stationed at Fort William Henry, to capitulate, after a siege lasting nearly a week. At first, Ojibway Soldiers surrounded Fort William Henry to prevent supplies from reaching that fort and from larger numbers of white soldiers and their Indian allies, from reinforcing that fort. Indian allies of whites numbered around 1,800 so total number of English, French and their Indian allies was near 11,000. Ojibways Soldiers possibly numbered between 5,000 and 10,000 during Siege of Fort William Henry which was one of this wars more important battles. Ojibway Soldiers cut off supplies and reinforcements from reaching Fort William Henry both by land and lake. Large numbers of Ojibway canoes patrolled Lake George for white vessels to destroy. Ojibway Soldiers commenced to assault Fort William Henry on Wednesday August 3, 1757. They used their ancient bows and arrows and gun powder to bombard certain parts of that unwanted fort. Ojibway military commanders repeatedly warned whites in Fort William Henry they would all be killed if they continued to resist surrender. On Tuesday August 9, 1757, white military leaders agreed to surrender. Afterwards, Ojibway Soldiers killed and enslaved anywhere from 300 to 1,500 English captives. Later, Ojibways sold their white captives back to their white enemies. Most whites were allowed to leave Fort William Henry after it's commanders surrendered.

Battles of Pontiac's War

Battle of Piqua

Battle of Jumonville

Battle of Fort Necessity

Battle of Fort Beausejour

Battle of Monongahela

Battle of Lake George

Battle of Fort Bull

Battle of Fort Oswego

Kittaning Raid

Colonel Parkers Defeat

Battle of Fort William Henry

Battle of Bloody Creek

Battle of Snowshoes

Siege of Louisburg

Battle of Fort Carillon

Battle of Fort Frontenac

Battle of Fort Duquesne

Battle of Fort Ligonier

Raid on German Flatts

Battle of Fort Niagara

Battle of La Belle-Famille

Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

Battle of Beauport

Odanak Massacre

Battle of Quebec

Battle of Sainte-Foy

Battle of the Thousand Islands

Siege of Fort Detroit

Battle of Fort Sandusky

English Reinforcements Are Defeated

Battle of Fort St. Joseph

Battle of Fort Miami

Battle of Fort Ouiatenon

Battle of Fort Michilimackinac

Battle of Fort Venango

Battle of Fort Le Boeuf

Battle of Fort Presque Isle

Siege of Fort Pitt

Battle of Bloody Run

September 1763 Ojibwa Defeat

Battle of Devils Hole

Major John Wilkins November 1763 Defeat

Colonel Bradstreets October 18, 1764 Defeat

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