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Loyalist Forts and Battlefield tour of Lake Champlain and Upper Hudson Valley.

Edward Kipp and George Anderson are planning a four-day 2003 Loyalist Fall Trip to the Forts and Battlefields of Lake Champlain and the Upper Hudson Valley September 26-29, 2003. Colonel John Butler, Hamilton, Sir Guy Carleton and St. Lawrence Branches are sponsoring this trip.

The tour will visit Fort Chambly, the Fort George Battlefield, Fort William Henry, Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point, the Hubbardton Battlefield, the Bennington Battle Monument, the Bennington Battlefield, Fort Edward and the Saratoga Monument and the Saratoga National Battlefield State Park. A stop will also be made at the Tuttle Antiquarian Bookstore. It is one of the best genealogical bookstores in the North Eastern United States.

Sir John Johnson received his commission to raise the First Battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York at Fort Chambly. The Fort George Battlefield is where Sir William Johnson's colonial forces defeated the French Regular forces, militia and Indians under Baron Dieskau in 1755. Sir William built Fort William Henry near this battle site. Several years later, British forces under Colonel Munro were butchered in cold blood by the Indians at Fort William Henry after they surrendered to General Montcalm. Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. The Rebels, under Henry Knox, hauled their heavy cannons by sled to the Dorchester Heights, which commanded Boston. The fire from these guns forced General Cornwallis' British forces to evacuate Boston. The Hubbardton Battlefield is the site of the only Revolutionary Battle in Vermont. The Bennington Battle Monument honours the men who fought in the Battle of Bennington. The Loyalists and German mercenaries under the command of Colonel B aum were surprised by the Rebel General John Stark. The British loss at the Battle of Bennington led to the defeat of General Burgoyne. Loyalist Jane McCrea was scalped by a British Indian chief near Fort Edward. The Saratoga Monument and the Saratoga National Battlefield mark the spot where the most decisive battle of the American Revolution took place. The French entered the war on the side of the Rebels after the British under General Burgoyne were defeated.

Tuttle Antiquarian Books has family genealogies, American Revolutionary town and local histories grouped by state, English town histories, books on Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, books on heraldry, peerage and baronetage, and a biographical collection.

A 47-seat bus is being used for the tour. It will leave Ottawa and go to Cornwall, and will then travel southeast to Lake Champlain and the Hudson Valley. The cost is expected to be $450.00 per person based on double accommodation. The cost for a single person will be $630.00. This includes the bus, hotels and admissions to sites. Meals and travel health insurance are not included. A $250.00 deposit will confirm your reservation. The balance will be payable 1 July 2003.
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Author:Anderson, George
Publication:The Loyalist Gazette
Date:Sep 22, 2002
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