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The Battle of Fort William Henry
Lake George, New York
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the novel "Last of the Mohicans" and in the motion pictures based on the
book by James Fenimore
Cooper, a dramatic battle is waged at Fort William Henry between the French under the Marquis de Montcalm and the English in the fortress under the command of Lt. Colonel George Monro. The battle did indeed take place and it was quite dramatic. Rather than a battle it would perhaps be more accurate to describe this contest as a siege, for the attack on Fort William Henry went on for days.
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Plan of Montcalm's Investment of Fort William Henry*
William Henry & Lake George Battlefield Park Images
Above and right, Memorial Cemetery
Plan of Fort William Henry and camp at Lake George. W. Eyre, engr. I. Heath dt.
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA
This map, digitized by the Library of Congress, is available HERE
*Map derived from "PLAN OF MONTCALM'S INVESTMENT OF FORT WILLIAM HENRY (From Butler)" Warwick Stevens Carpenter. The Summer Paradise in History. Albany: General Passenger Department, The Delaware and Hudson Company. 1914. Courtesy of John and Barbara Gallagher.
Warwick Stevens Carpenter. The Summer Paradise in History. Albany: General Passenger Department, The Delaware and Hudson Company. 1914. Courtesy of John and Barbara Gallagher.
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