On October 3rd, 1889, a workman digging a trench opened by mere accident across the street from this point, a grave which contained the skeleton of a man, and within this grave found, at its head, a stone, now in the Black Watch Library in this village, similar to that shown in relief in the seal on this tablet. On this stone is inscribed in rude letters, evidently picked by a bayonet point the following:This tablet is presented to the Ticonderoga Historical Society by the school children of the town, in memory of their hero, Lord Howe.
"Mem of Lo Howe killed Trout Brook."
George Augustus Lord Viscount Howe, who was in command of the British Army under Abercromby, was killed near Trout Brook July 6th, 1758, in a skirmish with a French detachment. Here, in the then wilderness, fell this gallant man, whom General Wolfe pronounced, "The noblest Englishman of my time, and the best soldier in the British Army." Pitt, "A complete model of military virtue." Putman, "The idol and soul of the army."
These remains are now buried under the boulder placed in memory of the military heroes of Ticonderoga in front of the main entrance of the school building on these grounds.
Unveiled June, 1911, by Ticonderoga Chapter, D.A.R.