In the early days of the Seven Years War or French and Indian War, as it is called in the United States, British colonial forces were experiencing setback after setback. 

After the massive failure of Braddock’s expedition in 1755  which dealt a devastating blow to the British morale in North America. Command of all British forces would unknowingly fall to General William Shirley and the remaining expeditions against the French planned in North America would become his responsibility. One of those expeditions, The Crown Point Expedition, would become the largest battle yet seen on the North American Continent.  


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