Battle on Snowshoes

Resources

French Sources

Captain Pringle's Account

Robert Rogers' Account

Schedule

Friday, March 8th, 2019

3:00 PM- 9:00 PM Arrival & Registration

All participants should enter through the lower entrance and proceed to the fort.  Please park in the overflow lot, adjacent the main visitor parking lot.  Please sign in at the Officer’s Quarters on the second floor of the West Barracks.

·Period camping Friday night for French allied participants will be inside the barracks. 

·Period camping Friday night for Rangers will be within the soldiers’ huts adjacent to the Fort.

·Billeting inside the fort Saturday night is limited.

·NO CARS IN THE PARADE GROUND.

9:00 PM Registration Closes

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

7:00 AM-8:00 AM Registration Open

7:00 AM Reveille

All awake in both camps.

·French allied participants cook breakfast, repack bedding, and discard any modern items.

·Rangers will assemble, march off to a new camp to the west of Fort Carillon, and make breakfast.

8:00 AM Registration Closes

10:00 AM Morning Formation & Orders

·French allied participants will form on the parade ground of the Fort for roll and orders.

·Ranger participants repack their equipment and take roll.

·On the conclusion of orders army commanders will exercise the men.

11:40AM Ranger Musket Demonstration (Battlefield Area)

All Ranger participants will take part in a public demonstration of fighting and forming in the forested terrain.  On the conclusion of the demonstration participants will answer any questions from the public.

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Dinner

            Mess cooks in both camps will serve midday meal.

1:30 PM “Scouts Report a Great English Body” Living History Vignette

Two Abenaki hunters rush into the Fort to bring news of the sighting of English Rangers. Captain d’Hebecourt orders out Native Warriors and Canadians to pursue the tracks of the English. Participants will form in the parade ground and await their orders.

2:00 PM Battle on Snowshoes

Native Warriors and Canadian soldiers sally out of the Fort to pursue Rangers’ tracks.  French soldiers volunteer to be a part of the expedition and follow behind.  Rogers’ Rangers lay an ambush in the woods to the west of Fort Carillon and spring their track when Natives, Canadians, and French Soldiers arrive.

2:30 PM Conclusion of Battle

After the battle everyone must clear their arms.  Officers and NCOs will execute proper safety inspection before marching off the battlefield.  Soldiers will march back to their camps.

4:00 PM Fort Closes to Visitors

Saturday night billeting is only available upon request.  Space is limited to the Soldiers’ Barracks only.

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

8:00 AM Fort Closes

All those who stayed over will pack up all equipment and gear and depart from the site.

Clothing & Equipment Guidelines

Rogers' Rangers

Troupe de Terre

Troupe de la Marine

Milice

Native Allies

Registration

Registration Form