French force ambushed; Fort Niagara surrenders (47 words)

Historical Context Note


Fort Niagara, a French fortification, fell to the British after a 19 day siege known as the Battle of Fort Niagara in July 1759. When French forces had been sent to the aid of the besieged fort, they were ambushed by the British troops and the fort was surrendered.

Related Groups

  1. Seven Years' War in North America: French and Indian Wars