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Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Trail

 
 
Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Indian Trail Marker
Inscription.
Through this pass to Trout
Brook ran an Indian Trail,
used by Robert Rogers after
Battle on Snowshoes, 1758,
on retreat to Fort Wm. Henry

 
Erected by Ticonderoga Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 48.974′ N, 73° 28.696′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on U.S. 9, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Indian Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rogersí Rangers (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carillon Outpost (approx. 1.9 miles away); Abercrombie's Landing (approx. 2 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Liberty Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hancock House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frigid Fury: The Battle on Snowshoes, March 1758. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Wars and Battles, Robert Rogers 1731-1795
Marker in Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Ticonderoga
Robert Rogers was given command of all colonial ranger forces in North America in 1758. He and his Rangers were known for their unconventional tactics in battle.
. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Indian Trail Marker
The rangers' unconventional nature was demonstrated in the "battle on snowshoes" of 1758, when Rogersí forces struck an unsuspecting enemy near Lake George by conveying themselves across snow and ice on snowshoes, skates and sleds. Most armies of the day simply closed down operations during the cold weather months and devoted their energies to planning the next spring's offensive.
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Fort William Henry
This British Fort, located at the southern end of Lake George, was the destination of Rogers' Rangers after the Battle on Snowshoes.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,803 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016.
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