Fort Niagara commanded access to the interior of New France,
and was a mighty symbol of French power in colonial North America. As one
of the key British objectives in the 1755 campaign, it was not assaulted
and captured until 1759.
The author has presented two of his speeches to the Society
of Colonial Wars, as well as a variety of original materials relating to
the French surrender. Of particular interest is the appendix presenting
the daily journal of Captain Pouchot, the commandant of Fort Niagara during
the siege of 1759. Readers are given a close look at the expedition from
both the English and French points of view. A variety of illustrations
depicting the fort and military commanders of the time are also included.