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Collection Reference Number GLC06636
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Jeffery Amherst to Sir William Johnson containing information on military progress during the French and Indian Wars
Date 6 September 1762
Author Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)  
Recipient Johnson, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Amherst as Governor-General of British North America, a title he earned after his forces captured Fort Ticonderoga and Montreal during the French and Indian War, to Johnson, a subordinate of Amherst's. Passing along information on British victory at Havana from Lord Albemarle, Commander of the British army. The attack was part of Britain's offensive against Spain when she entered the war in support of France late in 1761. The British government's response was immediately to plan large offensive amphibious operations against Spanish overseas possessions, particularly Havana, the capital of Spain's western dominions. States that Fort Morro, which dominated the harbor, was taken on 30 July 1762 and that Havana itself fell on 13 August 1762, after a combined land and naval attack. Says "The Fatigues the Troops have Undergone, during a long Siege, are not to be Described."
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Caribbean  Latin and South America  Battle  Navy  
People Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)  Johnson, William (1715-1774)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme French & Indian Wars; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859