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A prospective view of the battle fought near Lake George, on the 8th of Sepr. 1755, between 2000 English, with 250 Mohawks, under the command of Genl. Johnson : & 2500 French & Indians under the command of Genl. Dieskau in which the English were victorious captivating the French Genl. with a number of his men killing 700 & putting the rest to flight

Author: Blodget, Samuel
Publisher: Jefferys, Thomas
Date: 1756
Location: Fort William Henry (N.Y.), Lake George (N.Y. : Town)

Dimensions: 26 x 51 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: RICHARD H. BROWN REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION

 
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The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.

British colonial troops wanted to capture Fort St. Frédéric (Crown Point), a French fortress on Lake Champlain, to gain control of the Lake Champlain corridor. Instead, they claimed victory at Lake George in September 1755. Samuel Blodget, a Massachusetts supplier to the troops, recorded these clashes based on his vantage point and eyewitness accounts. “The First Engagement” depicts the well-trained French troops, with Canadians and Native Americans, ambushing a hastily organized army of British colonists and Native Americans, including Mohawk Chief Hendrick. “The Second Engagement” depicts the failed French attack.

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