Lake George Battlefield Park


British plans for 1755 included an attack by William Johnson’s army, under the leadership of Theyanoguin (Chief Hendrick), on Lake Champlain’s Fort St. Frédéric. The French, aware of British intentions, were determined to stop the campaign before it could get started. Baron Dieskau, newly arrived from France, left most of his regulars at Fort Carillon and headed south on Wood Creek to attack Fort Edward, then known as Fort Lyman, which he thought Johnson had left vulnerable. Learning that Fort Lyman was better protected than predicted, Dieskau attacked Johnson’s position on the south end of Lake George instead.


Lake George, NY


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