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Fort William Henry

Fort William Henry (1): 1691, New York City, See Fort George (1).

Fort William Henry (2): 1755 September, Warren County, Village of Lake George. Built by Maj Gen William Johnson and named for two royal grandsons of King George II, William and Henry (some accounts say for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester). The Fort repulsed numerous attacks from French troops for two years, until August of 1757, when General Montcalm mustered a force of 12,500 French Regulars and Indian Allies to attack the Fort. After six days, the log fortress battered by the French cannonade finally surrendered and the fort was burned by the French. Replica reconstructed starting 1953.
For more information see; www.fortwilliamhenry.com/fortmus.htm and,
www.adirondack.net:80/tour/fwh/fort.html
www.fortwilliamhenry.com/
and,
www.fortwilliamhenry.com/archeology.htm
.
For information on the Battle of Lake George see www.historiclakes.org/wm_henry/wm_henry_battle.html (links open new windows)

Fort William Henry

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: February 25, 2006
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