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Fort George

 
 
Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
1. Fort George Marker
Inscription.
Fort George
Was here built as an outwork of Fort
Oswego in October 1755 by Lieutenant Colonel Mercer
of the first American regiment of English troops.
It was garrisoned by 150 New York Colonial Militia
under Colonel Schuyler, and was captured and destroyed,
with Fort Oswego, by French and Indians under
Marquis of Montcalm on August 14, 1756;
Colonel Mercer being then killed and buried near.
Fort George was of pickets embanked with earth
and entrenched, and was not rebuilt,
but its lines were visible in 1850.

 
Erected 1909 by the Fort Oswego Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 43° 27.604′ N, 76° 31.171′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is at the intersection of Montcalm Street and West 6th Street, on the left when traveling south on Montcalm Street. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large boulder, and located on a traffic island, in a "Y" intersection. 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. Open Water = Winter Birds (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wreck of the David W. Mills
Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
2. Fort George Marker
View of the historical marker, affixed to a large boulder, on a traffic island.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Oswego West Side Forts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Oswego (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Oswego (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Ontario (approx. 0.7 miles away); Prideaux's Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oswego.
 
More about this marker. Just two blocks to the north, where Montcalm Street ends at Lake Street, there is a roadside park with a Seaway Trails marker on the French and Indian War era that provides significant additional details and insights into the history of Fort George and Fort Oswego.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort George (6) - FortWiki Historic U.S. and Canadian Forts. This is a link to information provided by FortWiki. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Fort Oswego (1756) - Wikipedia, the free ... 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, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
3. Fort George Marker
View of the backside of the boulder with the maker affixed to it, looking south along West 6th Street. A portion of Montcalm Park can be seen just across the street from the historical marker.
Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
4. Fort George Marker
View of the frontside of the boulder with the maker affixed to it, looking north along Montcalm Street. A view of Lake Ontario can be seen just beyond the end of the street.
Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
5. Fort George
An artist's overhead view (as displayed on a nearby marker) of what Fort George must have looked like.
Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
6. Fort George
An artist's distant view (as displayed on a nearby marker) of what Fort George must have looked like.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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