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

Lord Howe’s Grave

 
 
Lord Howe’s Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Lord Howe’s Grave Marker
Inscription.
On October 3rd, 1889, a workman digging a trench opened by mere accident across the street from this point, a grave which contained the skeleton of a man, and within this grave found, at its head, a stone, now in the Black Watch Library in this village, similar to that shown in relief in the seal on this tablet. On this stone is inscribed in rude letters, evidently picked by a bayonet point the following:
“Mem of Lo Howe killed Trout Brook.”

George Augustus Lord Viscount Howe, who was in command of the British Army under Abercromby, was killed near Trout Brook July 6th, 1758, in a skirmish with a French detachment. Here, in the then wilderness, fell this gallant man, whom General Wolfe pronounced, “The noblest Englishman of my time, and the best soldier in the British Army.” Pitt, “A complete model of military virtue.” Putman, “The idol and soul of the army.”

These remains are now buried under the boulder placed in memory of the military heroes of Ticonderoga in front of the main entrance of the school building on these grounds.

This tablet is presented to the Ticonderoga Historical Society by the school children of the town, in memory of their hero, Lord Howe.
Unveiled June, 1911, by Ticonderoga Chapter,
Marker in Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Ticonderoga
George Augustus, Lord Viscount Howe, Brigadier General of His Majesty's Forces in America, was slain, July 6 1758, on his march to Ticonderoga prior to the Battle of Carillon.
D.A.R.

 
Erected 1911 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Ticonderoga Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 50.684′ N, 73° 25.374′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of The Portage and Treadway Street, on the right when traveling south on The Portage. 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 walking distance of this marker. Military Heroes of Ticonderoga (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Men of Ticonderoga (about 600 feet away); Mount Defiance (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); From this point south… (about 700 feet away); Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Carry Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Military Road (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Ticonderoga 1758. An account of the battle that was fought just after the death of Lord Howe from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Gravestone Seal image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Gravestone Seal
This seal matches the markings carved with the point of a bayonet on a rock found buried with the remains of Lord Howe.
 

2. Lord Howe’s Bones Found. Laborers on a Ticonderoga sewer strike his tombstone. New York Times article published October 11, 1889. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Site of Lord Howe’s Death image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. Site of Lord Howe’s Death
Lord Howe was killed in this area during a skirmish on July 6 1758. An historical marker indicating this event is no longer at this site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,380 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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