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The Ghost Story of Duncan Campbell

1758 Ticonderoga Campaign

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, July 3, 2019
1. The Ghost Story of Duncan Campbell Marker
Inscription.  One evening, Duncan Campbell, Laird of Inverawe, was disturbed by a knock on his door. surprised to confront a desperate highlander seeing refuge. He had killed a man and had Duncan swear on his dirk that he would protect him according to ancient custom of the highlands. A short time later Duncan was again disturbed by a knock the door and, on opening, learned that his cousin was dead and the searching for the man who had killed him. Duncan, swearing no knowledge of the murderer, bolted the door and went to bed.

During the late hours his cousin's ghost visited his bed chamber and said to him "Inverawe, Inverawe! Blood has been shed. Shield not the murderer.” On the following morning Duncan removed his visitor to a nearby cave lest he be discovered giving the culprit shelter. Subsequently the ghost returned to Duncan in his sleep twice more and on the final visit said "Farewell, Inverawe! Farewell, till we meet at Ticonderoga!"

Years later Duncan was in North America with his regiment of the Black Watch and learned that he would command his soldiers in the attack on Ft. Ticonderoga. He then experienced a foreboding of
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By Steve Stoessel, July 3, 2019
2. The Ghost Story of Duncan Campbell Marker
his own death as he recalled the visits of his cousin's ghost. On July 8, 1758 he was wounded at Ticonderoga, was removed to Ft. Edward and died of his wounds 9 days later. He is buried in Ft. Edward Union Cemetery
 
Erected by Clan Campbell Education Foundation.
 
Location. 43° 17.243′ N, 73° 35.158′ W. Marker is in Hudson Falls, New York, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling north. In Union Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hudson Falls NY 12839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane McCrea (a few steps from this marker); The Grave of Duncan Campbell & Jane McCrea (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Silas Wright (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); Memorial to Jane McCrea (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Jane McCrea (approx. one mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hudson Falls.
 
Additional keywords. Legends and Folklore
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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