*The other two men's names remain unknown at this time
Kanectagon a Iroquois warchief looking to increase his already grand reputation, as a warrior, he decided he would go alone to capture an Englishmen. Kanectagon left on August 3rd to waylay the road between Fort Edward and Fort William Henry. I am guessing here as to what transpired, When Kanectagon ambushed the three Connecticut provincials, the provincials where probably traveling Indian style one behind the other in a straight line. Kanectagon probably fired on the first or second man killing him (a Conn. private name unknown). The Connecticut provincial in the rear of the party probably took off after either hearing the shot or the war whoop that the Indians typically yell when attacking an enemy. Kanectagon then probably chased down Sgt. Calkins, capturing him, he took off all clothes from the waist up as was customary when Indians captured an enemy. He bound Sgt. Calkins hands tightly, he most likely had to watch in horror, as Kanectagon scalped the murdered private, and took his clothes. Kanectagon returned to the French Camp in triumphant on Aug 5th, 1757 and delivered the prisoner, Sgt. Israel Calkins, and the jackets in which Webb's letter to Munro was found sewn in the lining of Sgt. Calkins jacket, to General Montcalm. Montcalm after reading this letter took full advantage of it by, speeding up his siege works, batteries, and delivered the captured letter to the English at just right time, totally destroying the already shaky British morale. Lt Col Munro soon accepted terms of surrender which we all know Montcalm granted Munro very good terms but the gentlemanly gesture was spoiled by the Indians.
Kenectagon retreats back to the French Camp with two jackets, his prisoner, and a scalp.