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

Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial

 
 
Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial Marker
Inscription. This plaque commemorates the memory of those officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 35th Regiment of Foot (now the Royal Sussex Regiment), their wives and families who lost their lives during the defence of Fort William Henry, and the subsequent massacre by hostile red Indians after the surrender and evacuation of the Fort in 1757.

The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, Roussillon Barracks, Chichester, Sussex

 
Erected by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, Roussillon Barracks, Chichester, Sussex.
 
Location. 43° 25.214′ N, 73° 42.709′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Canada Street (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance to Fort William Henry. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); A Common Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Southeast Bastion (about 300 feet away, measured
Memorial Marker at Lake George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Memorial Marker at Lake George
The British built Fort William Henry in 1755 at the southern end of Lake George to protect the colony of New York from a French attack.
in a direct line); Northeast Bastion (about 400 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company (about 700 feet away); Lake George (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warship Row (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort William Henry "Massacre", August 1757. (Submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fort William Henry. (Submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker with Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Marker with Fort William Henry
British Fort William Henry was attacked and defeated on August 9, 1757 by the French and their Indian allies. During the evacuation of the Fort, the Indians attacked and killed a number of the British soldiers and civilians. The Fort can be seen in the background of the photo.
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Fort William Henry
The marker is located near the entrance to Fort William Henry in Lake George. This fort is a reconstruction of the one captured and burned to the ground by the French in 1757.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,706 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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