Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lord Howe’s Grave
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:
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.
Unveiled June, 1911, by Ticonderoga Chapter, D.A.R.
Erected 1911 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Ticonderoga Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); From this point south… (about 700 feet away); Grand Carry Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano (approx. ¼ mile away); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,653 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.