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Fort Frontenac

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Definition: French fort captured by British troops under James Bradstreet in August 1758. The fort was at the northeastern tip of Lake Ontario and at the western mouth of St. Lawrence River. The fort was also the main base of supplies for French forces in the Great Lakes area and along the Ohio River. Without this fort, the French could not reinforce any settlements to the west. By seizing this fort, the British gave themselves control of traffic up the St. Lawrence. This made the way clear for an attack on Montreal, the last battle of the war.

Related Resources:
About Fort Frontenac
Find out more about this pivotal battle for control of the St. Lawrence River.

The French and Indian War
Read about the war, its battles, its origins, and its aftermath.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Fall of Fort Frontenac
Follow the British troops as they capture this important outpost.

French and Indian War: Developments
Prepared by students just like you, this site traces the war and its consequences as a way to explain the origins of the American Revolution.

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