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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sixteen Soldiers

 
 
Sixteen Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Sixteen Soldiers Marker
Inscription. This monument is erected to commemorate the sacrifice of the lives of Sixteen Soldiers who were massacred July, 1758, by a band of hostile Indians in the park which was then only a path in the wilderness.
The sixteen soldiers, with a teamster, a certain John Quackendoss of Albany, N.Y. who through the intervention of an Indian Squaw escaped the cruel death, were securely bound and seated on the trunk of a fallen tree. In this helpless condition they were put to death by one of the Indians armed with a tomahawk.

Erected under the Withan Administration
G.S. Withan, Sr. President
John J. Kingsley
Augustus Carpenter
William M. Hill
Frank C. Chapman
Trustees
Dedicated by Capt. Hiram Hyde
Dedicated 1921

 
Erected 1921.
 
Location. 43° 18.093′ N, 73° 35.18′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 4), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the green at Fort Edward by Park Place. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial
Fort Edward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Fort Edward Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Silas Wright (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. N. Pitcher (about 300 feet away); Sandy Hill (about 700 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 800 feet away); Headquarters (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable EventsWar, French and Indian
 
Marker on the Fort Edward Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker on the Fort Edward Green
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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