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

“The Black Watch”

A.D. 1925

 
 
"The Black Watch" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. "The Black Watch" Marker
Inscription.
The Saint Andrews Society of Glens Falls, N.Y. erected this tablet to commemorate the heroic gallantry of the 42d Regiment of Foot better known as “The Royal Highlanders” of “The Black Watch” who on July 8, 1758 lost here in killed and wounded over six hundred of the thousand men engaged.
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Mortally wounded on that day was their Major Duncan Campbell of Inverawe the hero of one of the most noted ghost stories of Scottish History and of Robert Louis Stevensonís poem “Ticonderoga.”
 
Erected 1925 by Saint Andrews Society of Glens Falls, N.Y.
 
Location. 43° 50.923′ N, 73° 23.958′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Sandy Redoubt, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the entrance road to 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. George Augustus Viscount Howe (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Battles Fought in this Vicinity (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carillon Battlefield
Marker at Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker at Fort Ticonderoga
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named “The Black Watch” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The French Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Near this spot stood Montcalm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hut Sites (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eighteen Colonial Soldiers (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. History of the Black Watch 1745-1800. The Black Watch Official Website. (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, French and Indian
 
Marker for The Royal Highlanders image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
3. Marker for The Royal Highlanders
Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Fort Ticonderoga
The Black Watch marker is one of many along the entrance road to Fort Ticonderoga.
Grave of Major Duncan Campbell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Grave of Major Duncan Campbell
Major Duncan Campbell of the Royal Highlanders, who was killed during the July 8, 1758 assault on Fort Carillon, is buried in Union Cemetery in Fort Edward. He lies alongside Jane McCrea, a Loyalist who was killed by Indians during the Revolutionary War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,859 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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