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By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
Marker in Fort William Henry
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1New York (Warren County), Lake George — Northeast BastionFort William Henry — 1755 - 1757 —
Near Beach Road, on the right when traveling east.
This was the flagstaff bastion. During the early days of the bombardment, a French projectile severed a pulley on one of the poles, causing the English flag to fall. One of the carpenters rushed to repair the damage, but as he climbed the pole, had . . . — Map (db m15801) HM
2New York (Warren County), Lake George — Northwest BastionFort William Henry — 1755 - 1757 —
Near Beach Road, on the right when traveling east.
This bastion suffered the heaviest damage from Montcalm’s artillery. Here a howitzer shell landed on an ammunition box killing or wounding 16, including a "provincial Officer who was never heard of but part of his coat was found." Each night the . . . — Map (db m15802) HM
3New York (Warren County), Lake George — Southwest BastionFort William Henry — 1755 - 1757 —
Near Beach Road, on the right when traveling east.
You are looking at the general area of the cemetery which encompassed most of the parking area and extended across Canada Street. Many soldiers died from wounds inflicted during battle, but most deaths were related to infection and disease. In 1842, . . . — Map (db m15805) HM
4New York (Warren County), Lake George — Southeast BastionFort William Henry — 1755 - 1757 —
Near Beach Road, on the right when traveling east.
The original entrance to the fort was under this bastion. A road led to it from the vicinity of the old Railroad Station and Steamboat dock. About a quarter mile away, the rising hill of tall pines marks the site of the Battle of Lake George. This . . . — Map (db m15806) HM
 
 
  
 
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