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Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Southwest Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

— 1755 - 1757 —

 
Southwest Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Southwest Bastion Marker
Inscription.  You are looking at the general area of the cemetery which encompassed most of the parking area and extended across Canada Street. Many soldiers died from wounds inflicted during battle, but most deaths were related to infection and disease. In 1842, "the marks of a thousand graves could be seen among the trees. Most had been opened, the bones and skulls dug up in great numbers."
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 43° 25.2′ N, 73° 42.699′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located inside of Fort William Henry. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Common Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Southeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion
Marker in Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
The marker can be seen between the two flagpoles in this photo.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northeast Bastion (about 400 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company (about 700 feet away); Towers Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake George (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. View the markers of the four bastions in Fort William Henry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort William Henry Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on July 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Fort William Henry “Massacre”. U.S. History website entry (Submitted on July 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Artillery in the Southwest Bastion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Artillery in the Southwest Bastion
Parade Grounds of Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Parade Grounds of Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
5. Fort William Henry
The Southwest Bastion is seen here from the exterior of the Fort.
"Project Confirms N.Y. Fort's Old Guns Came From Florida Wreck" image. Click for more information.
via U.S. News and World Report, 2016
6. "Project Confirms N.Y. Fort's Old Guns Came From Florida Wreck"
U.S. News and World Report
"Liz Zieschang, left, and Claudia Young measuring one of nine mystery cannons at the Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George, N.Y. JOSEPH W. ZARZYNSKI VIA AP"
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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