Posted by Champ on January 20, 1999 at 21:49:27:
In Reply to: Where Are Roger's Rangers? posted by Champ on January 19, 1999 at 01:44:44:
: One question I've always had about LOTM, in paticular the seige of Fort William Henry, was/is where were Rogers' Rangers?
: Historically there should've been a handful of Rangers somewhere within the fort. As a matter of fact, when the Indian Allies of the French got drunk & started killing Britishers, they even dug up some of the recent dead & scalped them, including Robert Rogers younger brother, Richard!
: They paid for this later, as a number of the dead [including Richard Rogers] had been victims of smallpox, thus these Indians later carried the disease back to their villages.
: Anyhow, I always thought that a couple extras in the fort should've been dressed in the green coats of Rogers' Rangers.
>>Its funny, before I go watch my tape of "Frontiers", I was looking over parts of the LOTM site I havent looked at for sometime, and there on Mohicanmusings pg.2, is "Colonial Joe's" comments about Rogers' Rangers that mirror my own above...
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