1758: Decision at Carillon

For five days in July of 1758 a British Army, the largest military force ever assembled in North America to that time was poised to deliver the knockout blow to the French defending Fort Carillon. The defeat of the British during the campaign, culminating in the Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758, marks one of the more significant battles in North American history. The French victory against all odds proved that an outnumbered army could triumph against the odds, and also became a prime example of winning the battle but losing the war. The Battle of Carillon was a legendary encounter that produced the highest casualties of any battle in North America until the 1860s and seared Ticonderoga into the consciousness of thousands on both sides of the Atlantic.

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