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Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Southwest Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

—1755 - 1757 —

 
Southwest Bastion Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Southwest Bastion Marker
Inscription. You are looking at the general area of the cemetery which encompassed most of the parking area and extended across Canada Street. Many soldiers died from wounds inflicted during battle, but most deaths were related to infection and disease. In 1842, "the marks of a thousand graves could be seen among the trees. Most had been opened, the bones and skulls dug up in great numbers."
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Location. 43° 25.2′ N, 73° 42.699′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located inside of Fort William Henry. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Common Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Southeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northeast Bastion (about 400 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company
Marker in Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
The marker can be seen between the two flagpoles in this photo.
(about 700 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. View the markers of the four bastions in Fort William Henry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort William Henry. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort William Henry. Account of the August 1757 battle by James P. Millard on America’s Historic Lakes website. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Project Confirms N.Y. Fort's Old Guns Came From Florida Wreck. Article from U.S. News & World Report confirming that the cannon here at Fort William Henry came from the British warship HMS Looe, which sank in the Florida Keys in 1744 after hitting a reef. (Submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Artillery in the Southwest Bastion Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Artillery in the Southwest Bastion
Parade Grounds of Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Parade Grounds of Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
5. Fort William Henry
The Southwest Bastion is seen here from the exterior of the Fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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