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Part 3 of the Third NY Regiment History

> 26 October 1775: Livingston: "Before day an express arrived from Col'o Warner who lay with his Regiment of Green Mountain Boys in number abt 300 & 4 or 5 companies of the 2d Battalion at Lonquiel, that a large body of Regulars & Canadians were marching towards his post from Sorrell, & desiring me to send him all the assistance I could. Early in the morning Cap't Dubois with his company, Cap't McCracken of the 2d Battn & his Company & one Lt. Barnum of Col'o Warners Reg't making in all 92 privates besides officers marched to Longieuil. But when they came there they found that Col'o Warner had been imposed upon & that there was not any truth in the whole affair. Capt' Dubois returned but the others all stay'd at Lonquiel."

> 30 October 1775: British forces from Montreal attempt to land at Longueuil in an effort to relieve the British garrison under siege at Fort St. John. Colonial forces under Colonel Warner oppose their attempts to land and, by night, the British canoes and bateaux are forced to return to Montreal.

At Fort St. John, General Montgomery orders a new artillery battery to be constructed northwest of the fort.

> 1 November 1775: Livingston: "Another express arriv'd from Col'o Warner intimating that He was in fear of another attack from Carleton - sent him Lt. E. V. Bunschoten with 40 men - But the Colonel was mistaken in his surmises - Carleton never appeared, & our Lt. Returned."

In the meantime, the Colonial battery northwest of Fort St. John is completed and opens fire at the British held fort. The fort, which is already significantly damaged, suffers even more serve damage due to this cannon fire. At sundown, General Montgomery sends forward a flag of truce to convince the British commander Preston to surrender. After several exchanges of terms, the British accept of the Colonial surrender terms. Fort St. John has fallen.

> 2 November 1775: Livingston: "In evening we had the agreable newes brought us that St. Johns surrendered this day, after a most tedious siege of 45 days."

> 3 November 1775: British forces vacate Fort St. John. They board bateaux for the journey south to the American Colonies. Colonial forces at the fort begin to move towards Laprairie to push the attack on towards Montreal. The weather has turned colder and snowy, hampering the Colonial forces marching to La Prairie. Livingston: "The Town crowded all day with carts on their way to St. Johns to convey the Baggage of our army to this place."

> 4 November 1775: Livingston: "One of our Centinels being intoxicated gave an alarm at 9 in the evening that several Battoes with Regulars were landing just below us. Our small army of something less than 100 men were instantly in motion and paraded Just out of Town when we found that what the Centinel heard was nothing more than several Carts coming into Town on their way to St. Johns."

> 6 November 1775: Livingston: "General Montgomery arrived in Town at 2 OClock, & at different times of the day the 1st & our Battalion." While at La Prairie, General Montgomery issues a message to the citizens of Montreal to surrender or face a Colonial bombardment. Several Montreal citizens respond and begin to discuss the actual terms of surrender.

> 10 November 1775: Livingston: "13 Battoes were convey'd from Chamblee almost all the way by land to a stream of water 2 miles east of Laprairie & from thence brot to the landing by the Town."

> 11 November 1775: Livingston: "At 9 this morning the General, Collo Waterburys Reg't some of the 3d Batt'n & a few of the 4th Battalion & Gen'l Woosters Reg't in all abt 500 men with 6 field pieces cross'd the river St. Lawrence & landed on Isle St. Paul directly opposite Laprairie & 1 1/2 mile from Montreal. As soon as Governor Carleton saw our people embark, He ordered all his regulars on board the vessells he had lying at Montreal, & fled down the river."

Before he abandons Montreal, Carleton destroys as many military supplies as he can. The British ships make it to Sorel where a change in the direction of the wind forces the ships to bay. Colonial forces already in the Sorel area force many of the British ships to surrender. However, Carleton and several other men manage to escape and make their way to Quebec. Once at Quebec, Carleton begins work on strengthening the defenses of the walled city.

> 13 November 1775: General Montgomery and his forces occupy Montreal after its citizens surrendered the town.