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

Colonel John Brown

 
 
Colonel John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. Colonel John Brown Marker




Inscription.
of Pittsfield, Mass.
killed October 19th, 1780 at Stone Arabia, N.Y. on his thirty-fifth birthday.
Was with Ethan Allen, May 10th, 1775.
Made a gallant attempt to retake the fort
September 17th to 22nd, 1777
but failed owing to the sturdy defence of
Brig. Gen. Henry W. Powell
Colonel Brown destroyed the shipping and outer works, captured 225 British and Germans and released 100 American prisoners.

 
Erected 1935 by Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 43° 50.484′ N, 73° 23.288′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Sandy Redoubt, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the south wall near the entrance of Fort Ticonderoga. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Carillon (a few steps from this marker); 150th Anniversary of the Capture of This Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Through this entrance . . .
Marker at Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker at Fort Ticonderoga
The marker is located a short distance from the entrance to Fort Ticonderoga.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Anniversary of Washington’s Inspection (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Ethan Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ticonderoga (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troops of Colonial Wars at Ticonderoga (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Ticonderoga May 10, 1775 and July 5, 1777. (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Fort Ticonderoga
This fort was assaulted six times between 1758 and 1777. Col. Brown's attempt in September of 1777 was the final assault.
Fort Ticonderoga from Mount Defiant image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Fort Ticonderoga from Mount Defiant
Even though Colonel Brown occupied the summit of Mt. Defiant, the British refused to evacuate Fort Ticonderoga. Not wanting to charge the British fortifications, the Americans withdrew.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,478 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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