Twenty-Seventh Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

Hybrid Location (Online and In-Person) Fort Ticonderoga 102 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Fort Ticonderoga presents the Twenty-Seventh Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War over three days, Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2023. Since its beginning in 1996, the War College has become a top venue for historians on subjects related to the Seven Years’ War in North America and beyond, drawing speakers and participants from across North America and Europe.

Attendees can participate in person or join the conference from home via the Fort Ticonderoga Center for Digital History.

Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period the Seven Years’ War for its Twenty-Seventh Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 19-21, 2023. Submissions are due July 31, 2022.

Keynote Speaker 

John Bradstreet’s Raid 1758A Revisionist Assessment—Military historian Ian McCulloch will attempt to dispel many of the myths that have grown up around the famous 1758 operation against Fort Frontenac (Kingston, Ontario) which preceded Robert Roger’s raid by a year. Commanded by the “Battoe-Master General”, Jean Baptiste Bradstreet, an “American-born” British regular, it was carried out principally by American provincials from New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. The Goose Van Schaick Orderly Book from the FTM collections will be highlighted, as well as French sources added to the mix, to give a more balanced unvarnished account of the raid than Bradstreet’s personal version. McCulloch will also discuss the riverine operational capability that Bradstreet honed and put in place, a new water-borne style of combat that the British-American army would soon successfully deploy in the campaigns of Niagara (1759) and Montreal (1760).  Lieutenant Colonel Ian Macpherson McCulloch (ret) is the former Director of the Canadian Forces’ Centre for National Security Studies in Toronto and former CO of Canada’s Black Watch in Montreal. Colonel McCulloch has spoken at the War College on several previous occasions on a variety of topics. His new book can be pre-ordered here.

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