Oswego in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1755-56 the British built Fort George on the hill west of Fort Oswego and Fort Ontario on the bluff across the harbor. Lightly armed, poorly supplied, and surrounded by hostile Indians, all three forts and their garrisons of around 1700 British and provincial troops, tradesmen, women, and children fell to a larger French army with Canadian and Indian Allies under Major General Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, in August 1756.
Location. 43° 27.703′ N, 76° 30.858′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street and Lake Street, on the left when traveling north on West 1st Street. Click for map. This historical marker is on the west side of the Oswego River, near the lake front. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Oswego (here, next to this marker); Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse Open Water = Winter Birds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort George (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wreck of the David W. Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oswego West Side Forts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Ontario (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prideaux's Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oswego.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Oswego. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Battle of Fort Oswego (1756). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, French and Indian •
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