What battle am I commemorating today?

September 8, 2012

The Battle of Lake George, September 8, 1755.  This battle was actually a collection of skirmishes fought on and around Lake George in northern New York, and was part of the effort to force the French from North America.  All of these conflicts are within the context of the French and Indian War (in North America) and the Seven Years War (in Europe).

It is interesting that, although called the French and Indian War, native soldiers were engaged in the fighting on both sides of the conflict in North America.  In addition to shaping the political interests in the early years of our nation (and Canada), the French and Indian War also brought leaders such as George Washington to the forefront, while foreshadowing the lessening of British dominance in the area.

ref: http://www.historiclakes.org/wm_henry/lg_battle.html

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