Site of Fort George - French-Indian War - Oswego, NY USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 27.606 W 076° 31.172
18T E 377072 N 4813031
Quick Description: Marker relating the history of Fort George, sacked by the French and Indians in 1756.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2015 3:35:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMN86X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
Marker affixed to a large boulder denoting the site of Fort George.

The monument is accessible by traveling north from NY Hwy 104 on W 6th St for approximately 4 blocks. It is at the intersection of West 6th, Montcalm and West Van Buren Streets in Montcalm Park. Boulder and marker are on your left.

Marker text reads:


Was here built as an outwork of Fort
Oswego in October of 1755 by Lt Col Mercer
of the First American Regiment of English Troops.
It was garrisoned by 150 New York Colonial Militia
under Colonel Schuyler, and was captured and destroyed,
along with Fort Oswego, by French and Indians under
Marquis of Montcalm on August 14, 1756;
Col. Mercer being then killed and buried near.
Fort George was of pickets embanked with earth,
and entrenched and was not rebuilt
but its lines were visible in 1850.

this tablet was erected by
The Fort Oswego Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

October 14, 1909
War: French-Indian War

Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes

Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: no

Year of the memorial or monument: 1909

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