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Jeffery Amherst

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Definition: Led the British victory at Louisbourg, which earned him the position of overall commander of British forces in North America. He captured Fort Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga and directed the capture of Montreal and the end of the war. It is said that one of his favorite tactics was to give disease-ridden blankets to prisoners of war.

Related Resources:
About Jeffery Amherst
Read about the British commander in this history of Canada.

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

Elsewhere on the Web:
Short Bio of Amherst
Just the facts.

Biography of Jeffery Amherst
Find out more about this famous general.

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