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Fort Niagara

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Definition: French fort seized by the British in July 1759. The fort was ideally situated to control both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. It was also a main supply center for western French forts in North America. By gaining control of the fort, the British gained control of all of these things. This was one of the last battles of the war.

Related Resources:
About Fort Niagara
Read about this pivotal battle in the battle for control of the Great Lakes.

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

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Capture of Fort Niagara
See how brilliant the British victory was.

The Storming of Fort Niagara
This account puts you right in the thick of things. A great read!

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