Historical Marker Dedication for Carleton's Raid - LG Battlefield Park Alliance

Lake George Battlefield Park
Location Fort George Road, Lake George, NY  12845

1:00 PM

The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance is honored to announce the unveiling ceremony for a new historical marker at the park commemorating Carleton’s Raid of 1780, to which the public is invited. The unveiling, and a tour led by historian Pat Niles of sites in Lake George Battlefield Park relating to the raid, will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 8 near the park entrance on Fort George Road, Lake George (across from the Battlefield Park Visitor Center).

We hope you’ll be able to attend this milestone event in Lake George Battlefield Park history. Our Visitor Center will be open that day, and every weekend day through the end of October, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM for additional enjoyment of the park’s and the region’s important place in American history.

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Major Christopher Carleton led an expedition of the British Army’s 29th Regiment of Foot comprising soldiers, Loyalists and Native Americans, to implement “The Great Burning” of Continental forts and patriot homesteads in Washington, Warren and Saratoga Counties during the fall of 1780. The new marker will recall the destruction of Fort George on October 11 of that year, when Carleton’s troops killed at least 22 Americans, took approximately 45 prisoners, and then departed the following day for their return to Canada.

The ruins of Fort George on the grounds of Lake George Battlefield Park can still be viewed today and will be part of the tour that follows the unveiling ceremony. If you have questions regarding this event, please email us at info@lakegeorgebattlefield.org.