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Battle of Carillon

The Battle of Carillon known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga, was fought on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War. It was fought near Fort Carillon on the shore of Lake Champlain in the frontier area between the British colony of New York and the French colony of New France. In the battle, which took place on a rise about three-quarters of a mile from the fort itself, a French army of about 3,600 men under General Marquis de Montcalm and the Chevalier de Levis decisively defeated an overwhelmingly numerically superior force of British troops under General James Abercrombie, which frontally assaulted an entrenched French position without using field artillery, a lack that left the British and their allies vulnerable and allowed the French to win a decisive victory; the battle was the bloodiest of the American theater of the war, with over 3,000 casualties suffered. French losses were about 400. American historian Lawrence Henry Gipson wrote of Abercrombie's campaign that "no military campaign was launched on American soil that involved a greater number of errors of judgment on the part of those in positions of responsibility".

Many military historians have cited the Battle of Carillon as a classic example of tactical military incompetence. Abercrombie, confident of a quick victory, ignored several viable military options, such as flanking the French breastworks, waiting for his artillery, or laying siege to the fort. Instead, relying on a flawed report from a young military engineer, ignoring some of that engineer's recommendations, he decided in favor of a direct frontal assault on the entrenched French, without the benefit of artillery. Montcalm, while concerned about the weak military position of the fort, conducted the defense with spirit. However, due in part to a lack of time, he committed strategic errors in preparing the area's defenses that a competent attacker could have exploited, he made tactical errors that made the attackers' job easier; the fort, abandoned by its garrison, was captured by the British the following year, it has been known as Fort Ticonderoga since. This battle gave the fort a reputation for impregnability that had an effect on future military operations in the area.

Despite several large-scale military movements through the area, in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, this was the only major battle fought near the fort's location. Fort Carillon is situated on a point of land between Lake Champlain and Lake George, at a natural point of conflict between French forces moving south from Canada and the St. Lawrence River Valley across the lake toward the Hudson Valley, British forces moving up the Hudson from Albany; the fort was sited with Lake Champlain with Mount Independence rising on the far side. To the south of the fort lay the mouth of the La Chute River, which drains Lake George; the river was non-navigable, there was a portage trail from the northern end of Lake George to the location of a sawmill the French had built to assist in the fort's construction. The trail crossed the La Chute twice. To the north of the fort was a road going to Fort St. Frédéric. To the west was a low rise of land, beyond which lay Mount Hope, a rise that commanded part of the portage trail, but was too far from the fort to pose it any danger.

The most serious geographic defect in the fort's location was Mount Defiance, which lay to the south of the fort, across the La Chute River. This 900 foot hill, steep and densely forested, provided an excellent firing position for cannon aimed at the fort. Nicolas Sarrebource de Pontleroy, Montcalm's chief engineer, said of the fort's site, "Were I to be entrusted with the siege of it, I should require only six mortars and two cannon." Prior to 1758, the French and Indian War had gone poorly for the British, whose military met few of its objectives. Following a string of French victories in 1757 in North America, coupled with military setbacks in Europe, William Pitt gained full control of the direction of British military efforts in the Seven Years' War. Embarking on a strategy that emphasized defense in Europe, where France was strong, offense in North America, where France was weak, he resolved to attack New France in three strategic campaigns. Large-scale campaigns were planned to capture Fort Duquesne on the Pennsylvania frontier and the fortress at Louisbourg.

The third campaign, assigned to General James Abercrombie, was to launch an attack against Canada through the Champlain Valley. Pitt would have preferred to have George Howe, a skilled tactician and a dynamic leader, lead this expedition, but seniority and political considerations led him to appoint the undistinguished Abercrombie instead. Howe was appointed a brigadier general, placed as Abercrombie's second in command; the French, who had started construction on Fort Carillon in 1755, used it as a launching point for the successful siege of Fort William Henry in 1757. Despite that and other successes in North America in 1757, the situation did not look good for them in 1758; as early as March, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, the commanding general responsible of the French forces in North America, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, New France's governor, were aware that the British were planning to send large numbers of troops against them, that they would h

Leche frita

Leche frita is a Spanish sweet typical of northern Spain. It is made by cooking flour with milk and sugar until it thickens to a firm dough, portioned and served with a sugar glaze and cinnamon powder. Though various regions claim to have invented the dish the recipe's origin is uncertain, but it is considered to have originated in Province of Palencia from where it spread throughout the country; as the sweet used to be homemade there exist many variations on the recipe on how to prepare and present the leche frita. All of them have in common that they simmer the milk with sugar, cinnamon sticks and sometimes lemon zest. In a bowl, flour and egg yolks are mixed and the sugar milk is poured in; the mixture is stirred. This concoction is cooked at medium heat until it thickens; the generated dough can now be moulded into round, rectangular or rhombical shapes, rolled in stirred eggs, covered with flour and fried. Before they are served they sprinkled with cinnamon. Gulab jamun Zha xian nai Latte dolce fritto Crema fritta Fried ice cream Bread pudding

Jason Bourgeois

Jason Jerrod Bourgeois is an American former professional baseball outfielder. Bourgeois played all outfield positions and second base in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds. Born and raised in Houston, Bourgeois was teammates with fellow MLB outfielders Carl Crawford and Michael Bourn on a little league team that won the state championship. Bourgeois would go on to attend Forest Brook High School. During his senior year at Forest Brook, Bourgeois hit.553 with 4 home runs, 43 runs batted in, 24 stolen bases. Bourgeois was drafted as a shortstop in the second round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers, he played in the Rangers organization until the Atlanta Braves claimed him off waivers on March 23, 2005. His stay in Atlanta was short, however, as the Seattle Mariners selected Bourgeois in the Rule 5 Draft on December 8, 2005. Becomes free agent after season On December 19, 2006, he signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox.

He was recalled by the Chicago White Sox on September 6, 2008, made his major league debut on September 9. Bourgeois is the last player to get his first major league hit at the original Yankee Stadium. On November 24, 2008, the Milwaukee Brewers signed Bourgeois to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, he was assigned to play for with the Nashville Sounds of the Triple A Pacific Coast League. On August 12, 2009, he was called to play for the Brewers to replace Bill Hall, designated for assignment; this would be the first of two times that Bourgeois would replace Bill Hall on a Major League roster. The second came on June 4, 2011, when the Houston Astros released Hall after activating Bourgeois from the disabled list. Bourgeois was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros on October 26, 2009. On January 20, 2010, designated for assignment by the Astros, accepted his assignment to Triple A Round Rock after clearing waivers. On June 20, 2010, Jason Castro and Chris Johnson were added to the major league roster and Casey Daigle, Cory Sullivan and Kevin Cash were designated for assignment.

Bourgeois played in 69 games for the Astros that year, including making twelve starts in September and October after starting center fielder Michael Bourn was injured. On April 30, 2011, Bourgeois earned his first career walk-off win with a single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning scoring Bill Hall from second base to lead the Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Bourgeous had the other run in that game. Overall, it was a breakout game for Bourgeois, he had two stolen bases in the first inning, would come home and score a run that inning on a Hunter Pence RBI single. That year on September 11th he would hit his first major league home run. On March 20, 2012, Bourgeois was traded to the Kansas City Royals along with Humberto Quintero for minor leaguer Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later, he appeared in thirty games for the Royals during the 2012 season, batting.258 with five RBI and five stolen bases. Most of his season was spent with the Triple A affiliate Omaha Royals, where he had a.243 batting average with three home runs, eight RBI and seven stolen bases.

On November 2, 2012 the Royals designated Bourgeois for assignment. After clearing waivers, he elected to become a free agent on November 12. In early December, 2012 the Rays signed Bourgeois to a minor league contract, with no guaranteed invite to Spring Training. Bourgeois played most of his season with the Triple A Durham Bulls. On August 14, playing only his sixth game for the Rays after being called up, Bourgeois hit a walk-off RBI single to help the Rays defeat the Seattle Mariners, he was designated for assignment on August 23, 2013. On November 5, 2013, Bourgeois signed with the Cincinnati Reds with an invite to Spring Training. On September 1, 2014, the Reds selected Bourgeois' contract from AA Chattanooga On December 21, 2015, Bourgeois signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bourgeois was traded from the Diamondbacks the Chicago White Sox on May 16, 2016. On January 17, 2017 Bourgeois was resigned by the White Sox, he elected free agency on November 6, 2017. On December 4, 2017, Bourgeois signed with the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican Baseball League.

He was released on July 15, 2018. On January 16, 2019, he was announced as an assistant coach for the Great Lakes Loons in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system. Bourgeois is married to Sony ATV songwriter Coline Creuzot; the couple had their first child in 2015. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference