The Revolt of Pontiac and the American Invasion
Second Thrust Defeated
Meanwhile, St. Leger arrived at Fort Stanwix with his troops, consisting of Johnson's Loyalists, approximately 200 soldiers from the 8th British Regiment, a company of Canadian militiamen and some 800 Amerindians. But the Americans were well entrenched and able to fend them off. At the end of August, unable to take the fort, St. Leger had to call off the attack and return to Canada. The Americans were thus completely victorious in warding off the British offensive. The victory was somewhat attributable to General Howe: rather than send troops to rescue Burgoyne in the north, Howe had left New York with his army and proceeded southward.
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