This group of Rogers Rangers are located on ground overlooking Lake
George, New York which stretches Northward behind them. Captain
Robert Rogers' men scout deeply within enemy territory supplying
the latest intelligence of French activity and their daring hit-and-run
tactics not only delivered great annoyance to the enemy but also
boosted English spirits.
Experienced Ranger lieutenants are
briefing several new cadets and a volunteer from the 42nd Highlanders,
as to the basic rules outlined by Capt. Rogers - rules still employed
by Ranger forces today. Among the Ranger "cadets" in the fall of
1756 is William Stark, brother of Ranger Captain John Stark, with
his wolf/dog Sergeant Beaubien. At one point throughout their history,
Stark entered the wolf/dog into the official Ranger muster roll
to draw a Sergeant's rations and pay. It has been said that Sergeant
Beaubien dispatched his share of the enemy and was well deserving
of his pay.