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

The 1755 Battle of Lake George

Lake George Battlefield Park

 
 
The 1755 Battle of Lake George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. The 1755 Battle of Lake George Marker
Inscription. In September 1755, a Colonial army commanded by Major General William Johnson camped on this location in preparation for an advance against the French Fortress of St. Frederic at Crown Point on Lake Champlain. On September 8, a French force commanded by Baron Jean-Armand Dieskau attacked Johnsonís army, which was barricaded behind a crude breastwork. For five hours the battle raged until finally, with heavy casualties on both sides, the French retreated.

Johnsonís victory at Lake George, and the subsequent construction of Fort William Henry nearby, established the northernmost limits of British control in the region.
 
Location. 43° 24.992′ N, 73° 42.458′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Fort George Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Lake George Battlefield Park. 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. Stockaded Fort 1759 (a few steps from this marker); Lake George in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Adirondack Forest Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George
Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park
The Battle of Lake George Monument can be seen in the photo behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lake George (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 500 feet away); The Hospital (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a drawing of a prospective plan of the Battle of Lake George.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Series of marker located in Lake George Battlefield Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Lake George, September 8, 1755. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. French & Indian War: Battle of Lake George. The Battle of Lake George took place during the French & Indian War (1754-1763) fought between the French and British. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry, constructed after the Battle of Lake George, is located about a ½ mile west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,742 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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