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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sixteen Soldiers

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Sixteen Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  This monument is erected to commemorate the sacrifice of the lives of Sixteen Soldiers who were massacred July, 1758, by a band of hostile Indians in the park which was then only a path in the wilderness.
The sixteen soldiers, with a teamster, a certain John Quackendoss of Albany, N.Y. who through the intervention of an Indian Squaw escaped the cruel death, were securely bound and seated on the trunk of a fallen tree. In this helpless condition they were put to death by one of the Indians armed with a tomahawk.

Erected under the Withan Administration
G.S. Withan, Sr. President
John J. Kingsley
Augustus Carpenter
William M. Hill
Frank C. Chapman
Trustees
Dedicated by Capt. Hiram Hyde
Dedicated 1921

 
Erected 1921.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable EventsWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 43° 18.093′ N, 73° 35.18′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Fort Edward Marker
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County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 4), on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the green at Fort Edward by Park Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Silas Wright (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. N. Pitcher (about 300 feet away); Railway Bridge Piers (about 500 feet away); Townsend Harris (about 600 feet away); Sandy Hill (about 700 feet away).
 
Marker on the Fort Edward Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker on the Fort Edward Green
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,822 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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