French and Indian War

Battle of Fort Oswego
In August 1756, French soldiers and native warriors led by Louis-Joseph de Montcalm successfully attacked Fort Oswego. ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1756 Aug 10

Battle of Fort Oswego

Fort Oswego

The Battle of Fort Oswego was one in a series of early French victories in the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War won in spite of New France's military vulnerability. During the week of August 10, 1756, a force of regulars and Canadian militia under General Montcalm captured and occupied the British fortifications at Fort Oswego, located at the site of present-day Oswego, New York.


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