Re: Colonel Munro

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Posted by Joy on August 07, 1997 at 15:28:51:

In Reply to: Colonel Munro posted by Marcia Meara on August 06, 1997 at 20:22:15:

: I know that some of the characters in Last of the Mohicans were not figments of Cooper's imagination. For instance, I remember reading about Colonel Munro. Does anyone have any information on what really happened to him after the massacre at Fort William Henry? (...the cutting out of hearts and all being a Hollywood fabrication in this instance!) Please share any historical information you may have about the good Colonel.

: Thanks!
: Marcia
I have no idea what happened to the Colonel. However, Mann invoked a bit of "poetic license" regarding the massacre. Historians state that the English had to surrender their arms before leaving the fort. While the movie makes it look as though the entire English retreat was destroyed, in fact, only about 200 people were killed and the rest captured.

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