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

“The Black Watch”

 
 
"The Black Watch" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. "The Black Watch" Marker
Inscription.
Sacred to the memory of
the gallant Highlanders of the
42nd Regiment of Foot
“The Black Watch”

From a regiment a thousand strong
205 died and 287 were wounded
July 8, 1758
assaulting the French lines on
the heights of Carillon

- Their Glory Shall Never Die -
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The Black Watch Council of Ticonderoga
The Society of Colonial War
in the State of New Jersey
The Society of Colonial Wars
in the State of New York
July 6, 1997

 
Erected 1997 by The Black Watch Council of Ticonderoga, The Society of Colonial War in the State of New Jersey and The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 50.916′ N, 73° 23.605′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Sandy Redoubt, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is along 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. The French Lines ( a few steps from this marker); The Carillon Battlefield ( a few steps from this marker); Near this spot stood Montcalm
"The Black Watch" Marker and Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. "The Black Watch" Marker and Tower
( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hut Sites ( about 500 feet away); George Augustus Viscount Howe ( approx. mile away); a different marker also named “The Black Watch” ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Garrison Cemetery ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Troops of Colonial Wars at Ticonderoga ( approx. 0.3 miles 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. An account of the Battle of Carillon from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. 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. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable EventsWar, French and Indian
 
Tower on Carillon Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Tower on Carillon Battlefield
This tower is located near the French Lines where the 42nd Regiment assaulted on July 8, 1758.
Inside the Black Watch Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
4. Inside the Black Watch Tower
A bonnet with a Red Hackle can be seen inside the tower. This was the most distinctive feature of the 42nd Regiment's uniform, and was used exclusively by them.
Entrance to Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Entrance to Fort Ticonderoga
The Black Watch marker is one of many along the entrance road to Fort Ticonderoga.
 
 
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 1,785 times since then and 53 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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