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

Bloody Pond

 
 
Bloody Pond Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
1. Bloody Pond Marker
Bloody Pond is a few yards beyond the marker.
Inscription. Here Sept. 8, 1755 (Battle of Lake George) the colonial forces under Lieut. Col. Cole checked the hitherto successful advance of Baron Dieskau and his allies, changing the English rout into ultimate victory. Here likewise on the evening of the same day - Capt. Mc Ginnis assisted by Capt. Folsom with 200 New York and New Hampshire men, fell upon 300 Canadians and Indians encamped near the pond for the night. After a desperate struggle the French force was almost annihilated. Over 200 bodies rolled into the pool, stained its waters red, and gave it its name. In the conflict Rogers the famous ranger made his debut as a soldier.

Near this spot Oct. 11, 1780, Major Christopher Carleton and his band of regulars, Tories,and Indians, defeated with great loss Captain John Sill, and an American detachment from Fort George, forcing the surrender of that station.
 
Erected 1906 by New York State Historical Association.
 
Location. 43° 23.4′ N, 73° 42.25′ W. Marker is near Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake George Glens Falls Road (U.S. 9) and Farm to Market Road (County Route 149), on the right when traveling north on Lake George Glens Falls Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Bloody Pond Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
2. Bloody Pond Marker
View looking in a northeasterly direction. Frozen surface of Bloody Pond is in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. half a mile away); Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr. (approx. one mile away); Col. Williams Monument (approx. one mile away); Military Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); French Mtn. Hamlet (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort George (approx. 1.8 miles away); Adirondack Forest Preserve (approx. 1.8 miles away); The 1755 Battle of Lake George (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Bloody Pond Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
3. Bloody Pond Marker
Additional signage close to the plaque
 
 
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