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Johnstown in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

A Military Commander

(Sir William Johnson)

A Military Commander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
1. A Military Commander Marker
Inscription. Hostilities of the Seven Years' War having commenced, Colonel William Johnson was commissioned a Major General of Provincial Forces and assigned to command the Crown Point Expedition against the French, in 1755. After the failure of the other expeditions that year, including the defeat of General Braddock on the Monongahela, Major General William Johnson, at the Battle of Lake George, 8 September 1755, saved the Province of New York from invasion and turned in the only victory for the Crown in British North America that year. George II of Great Britain, to honor Johnson's accomplishment, created him a hereditary baronet of the British Empire on 27 November 1755. Three months later Major General Sir William Johnson was appointed sole Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern Zone of British North America and Colonel of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.

In 1759, he captured Fort Niagara and effected control of the Great Lakes area for the Empire during the years 1755 through 1774. He organized the Provincial Militia Forces for Northern New York into an effectual fighting force. His advice was sought by successive military commanders for the Crown in North America, in dealing with problems on the Frontier.
Erected 1971 by City of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
Location. 43° 0.396′ N, 74° 22.397′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Between William & Market Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founder of Johnstown (here, next to this marker); Superintendent of Indian Affairs (here, next to this marker); A Colonial (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (here, next to this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Historic Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian

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