Battle of Bloody Pond
Bloody Pond (Battle), 1755 and 1780, Lake George, Warren Co.
Here Sept. 8, 1755 (Battle of Lake George) the Colonial Forces under Lieut.
Col. Cole checked the hitherto successful advance of Baron Dieskau and his allies,
changing the British rout into ultimate victory.
Here likewise on the evening of the same day - Capt. McGinnis assisted by Capt.
Folsom with 200 New York and New Hampshire men, fell upon 300 Canadians and
Indians encamped near the pond for the night. After a desperate struggle the
French force was almost annihilated. Over 200 bodies rolled into the pool stained
the water red and gave it its name. In this conflict Rogers, the famous Ranger
made his debut as a soldier.
Near this spot Oct. 11, 1780 Major Christopher Carleton and his band of Regulars,
Tories and Indians, defeated with great loss, Captain John Sill and an American
detachment from Fort George forcing the surrender of that station.
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