Through the Eyes of the Bay Colony: The Story of the Involvement of Massachusetts-Bay in the Battle of Ticonderoga, 1758 - Brenton C. Kemmer. "It held about eight hours. The dead men and wounded lay on the ground, the wounded having some of their legs and arms and other limbs broken, others shot through the body and very mortally wounded. To hear their cries and see their bodies lay in blood and the earth tremble with the fire of the small arms was as mournful as ever I saw," wrote Archelaus Fuller of Colonel Bagley's Massachusetts Regiment. "A sorrowful site to behold." After 250 years this battle, probably, the most disastrous battle endured by the British army for decades to come, deserves retelling. The uniqueness of the Massachusetts soldiery dictates the eye in which this new history is told. The literacy of the men of the Bay Colony gives historians vast primary documents for research. Within the pages of this history of the Battle of Ticonderoga you will learn the involvement of the men of Massachusetts-Bay in the year 1758. The topography and demographics of the six Massachusetts regiments serving in the 1758 Ticonderoga campaign sets the stage for this history. The reader will learn the route traveled by the Bay Colony soldier to get to the front lines and the preparations to embark for the assault on French Fort Carillon. The actual Battle of Ticonderoga is broken down by the day, including the flotilla, landing, death of Lord Howe, advancement to the sawmill, the Battle of Ticonderoga and the retreating army and aftermath. This history is greatly enhanced by an extensive appendix section including a series of maps showing the movement of the army and a day-by-day mapping of the Battle of Ticonderoga. Historians of the French and Indian War, the Battle of Ticonderoga and soldiers of the Massachusetts-Bay will believe this book to be a superb addition to their libraries. 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 88 pp.