1757 Battle on Snowshoes
("The French in their reports claimed the British had a distinct advantage due to their snowshoes") and 1758 Battle on Snowshoes
("The battle was given its name because the British combatants were wearing snowshoes");
but Bob Beavor's book
shows what looks like a French colonial soldat, a Canadian militiaman and an Indian warrior - on snowshoes (Hurons / Michigans, to my eye).
So, the question is whether at least some of the French-side combatants wore snowshoes.
Just addressing the 1757 battle, I can see the regulars from the Languedoc regiment not having snowshoes. However, Langlade
and his Ottawas not having snowshoes in January - not likely.
Does anyone know the material facts ?