The expedition left from the Oneida Carrying Place, a several mile long portage where boats had to be dragged between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek. It is was located at what is now Rome, Oneida County, NY.
The Rome Historical Society will host “Fall of Fort Frontenac,” a program with George Bray on a secret military expedition launched from Rome, NY in the 18th century, set for Wednesday, August 17th.
In this program, Bray will look at John Bradstreet’s skills as a commander and a logistician and the outcome of this operation.
George Bray is retired from the US Army and Army Reserve, a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians and a member of the Old Fort Niagara Association. Bray studies French and Indian War history and is a living history reenactor portraying an officer of Rogers’ Rangers.
For the past 41 years, he has been the event commander at the annual French and Indian War encampment held at Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY during the Fourth of July weekend.
This program will begin at 7 pm, and will be held at the Rome Historical Society, located at 200 Church Street, in Rome. For more information, call (315) 336-5870 or visit their website.
Map of Fort Frontenac in 1759 provided.