The 1755 Battle of Lake George

The 1755 Battle of Lake George (HMAG8)

Location: Lake George, NY 12845 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 24.992', W 73° 42.458'

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Lake George Battlefield Park

In September 1755, a Colonial army commanded by Major General William Johnson camped on this location in preparation for an advance against the French Fortress of St. Frederic at Crown Point on Lake Champlain. On September 8, a French force commanded by Baron Jean-Armand Dieskau attacked Johnson's army, which was barricaded behind a crude breastwork. For five hours the battle raged until finally, with heavy casualties on both sides, the French retreated.

Johnson's victory at Lake George, and the subsequent construction of Fort William Henry nearby, established the northernmost limits of British control in the region.
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 604624 N 4807882
Decimal Degrees43.41653333, -73.70763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 24.992', W 73° 42.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 24' 59.52" N, 73° 42' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75 Fort George Road, Lake George NY 12845, US
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