French Victory at Ticonderoga
More Discontent in the French Ranks
The French camp was ecstatic over the unexpected victory. Montcalm sent news of his triumph to France, crediting the French metropolitan officers and soldiers for the success of the operation. There was near revolt among the colonial troops "when they learned that Monsieur de Montcalm, instead of boasting of their efforts, attributed their success to the land troops," 8 reported Governor General Vaudreuil. Participation by the colonial troops and the Canadian militiamen in the battle were indeed relatively modest, but comments like these could only poison the already tense relations between the colonials and the troops from the motherland. The fact remained, however, that the British invasion of Canada from the south had been repulsed for the moment!
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