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


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

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Title:
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
Description:
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.
Creator:
Blodget, Samuel, 1724-1807
Creator:
Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771
Name on Item:
Samuel Blodget delin. ; T. Jefferys sculp.
Date:
1768
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Lake George, Battle of, N.Y., 1755--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Fort William Henry (N.Y.)--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Lake George (N.Y. : Town)--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Hudson River
New YorkWarren (county)Lake George
Publisher:
[London] : T. Jefferys
Notes:
Bird's-eye view.
Relief shown pictorially.
Appears in Jefferys' General topography of North America and the West Indies. London: Printed for Robert Sayer, ... and Thomas Jefferys, 1768.
Extent:
2 views on 1 sheet ; 26 x 51 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Table of Contents:
[Hudson River]
A plan of Lymans now called Fort Edward
A plan of Fort William Henry
First Engagement
Second Engagement.
Identifier:
4000137_0049r
Call #:
G1105 .J4 1768
Barcode:
30000002831087
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