Winter was late arriving but it arrived none the less and with it came snow that put an end to campaigning. In their warm, commandeered houses, the Generals and officers planned for the spring, drank brandy, and played cards while the soldiers found what shelter they could in barns and lean to's and ate stale flour and what they could find or hunt.
The war calmed down, but it had not ended for everyone.....
|The rangers, provincials, compagnies franches and milice manned outposts against surprise attacks and occasionally launched raids to keep the enemy awake.
In the Spring, the camaigning would resume once the supply ships from England, Boston and Boulogne had arrived and the Spring mud had dried up.