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

Capture of Fort St. Frédéric

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. Capture of Fort St. Frédéric Marker
Inscription. This tablet is erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York AD 1912 to commemorate the capture of Fort St. Frédéric and the erection of this fortress AD 1759 by the British and Provincial Army commanded by General Sir Jeffrey Amherst.

British Regiments
1st QR the Royal Regiment of Foot,
17th Regiment of Foot Forbes,
27th Inniskilling Regiment of Foot,
42nd Royal Highlanders – Black Watch,
55th Regiment of Foot – Prideaux,
77th Regiment Montgomery’s Highlanders,
80th Light Armed Regiment of Foot Gages,
Royal Artillery – Detachment of Sailors

Provincial Regiments
Col. Lyman’s – Connecticut,
Col. Whiting’s – Connecticut,
Col. Wortester’s – Connecticut,
Col. Willard’s – Massachusetts,
Col. Ruggle’s – Massachusetts,
Col. Lovell’s – New Hampshire,
Col. Schuyler’s – New Jersey,
Col. Babcock’s – Rhode Island,
Rangers and Indians

 
Erected 1912.
 
Location. 44° 1.702′ N, 73° 25.747′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Crown Point
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker at Crown Point
State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 739 Bridge Road, Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British at Crown Point (about 500 feet away); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 700 feet away); The French at Crown Point (about 700 feet away); Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crown Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crown Point State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Crown Point. An Outline History. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. His Majesty’s Fort at Crown Point. The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historic Site. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fort St. Frederic, Crown Point
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, French and Indian
 
Marker at Crown Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Marker at Crown Point
The Marker is on the wall of the ruins of the Crown Point Fort in the right of the photo.
Crown Point Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Crown Point Fort
This British fort was captured by the Americans after the start of the Revolutionary War. Cannons from this fort were used to force the British to abandon Boston in 1776.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point
The British built this fort in an effort to secure the area for Great Britain after the French abandoned Fort St. Frédéric in 1759.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. Ruins of Fort St. Frédéric
These are the remains of the French Fort of St. Frédéric. After unsuccessful assaults in 1755 and 1758, British troops under Gen. Jeffrey Amherst finally took this fort in 1759.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,846 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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