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

“The Black Watch”

 
 
"The Black Watch" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. "The Black Watch" Marker
Inscription.  
Sacred to the memory of
the gallant Highlanders of the
42nd Regiment of Foot
“The Black Watch”

From a regiment a thousand strong
205 died and 287 were wounded
July 8, 1758
assaulting the French lines on
the heights of Carillon

- Their Glory Shall Never Die -
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The Black Watch Council of Ticonderoga
The Society of Colonial War
in the State of New Jersey
The Society of Colonial Wars
in the State of New York
July 6, 1997

 
Erected 1997 by The Black Watch Council of Ticonderoga, The Society of Colonial War in the State of New Jersey and The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNotable EventsWar, French and Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
 
Location. 43° 50.916′ N, 73° 23.605′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Sandy Redoubt, on the left when traveling east. Marker is along the entrance
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road to Fort Ticonderoga. 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. The French Lines (a few steps from this marker); The Carillon Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); The French Lines & Carillon Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this spot stood Montcalm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hut Sites (about 500 feet away); Carillon, July 8-1758 - 1958-13 Juillet (about 500 feet away); George Augustus Viscount Howe (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named “The Black Watch” (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark. Fort website homepage (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Ticonderoga 1777. British battles website entry (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. History of the Black Watch. The Black Watch Official Website entry (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
"The Black Watch" Marker and Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. "The Black Watch" Marker and Tower
Tower on Carillon Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Tower on Carillon Battlefield
This tower is located near the French Lines where the 42nd Regiment assaulted on July 8, 1758.
Inside the Black Watch Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin
4. Inside the Black Watch Tower
A bonnet with a Red Hackle can be seen inside the tower. This was the most distinctive feature of the 42nd Regiment's uniform, and was used exclusively by them.
Entrance to Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Entrance to Fort Ticonderoga
The Black Watch marker is one of many along the exit road from Fort Ticonderoga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,134 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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