1758Eighty men from Gloucester enlisted to fight the French at Ticonderoga and Louisburg during the French and Indian War.Events & Anniversaries, Government and Public Service, National Events, Military

In May, 80 Gloucester men enlisted under the command of Captain Andrew Giddings. The first attack on Fort Carillon (later called Ticonderoga) was a failure. The company also participated in the defeat of the French at Louisburg.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997. Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Vol. II. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888. http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco02hurd
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