New York, 1755, Battle of Lake George, French & Indian War (I)



The First American Battle Plan A 1756 map of the 1755 Battle of Lake George in New York, fought between the French and Native American (Iroquois) forces under the command of General Ludwig August von Dieskau, and the British and provincial troops led by Sir William Johnson. The highly detailed pictorial view and map, depicts both the “Bloody Morning Scout” and the following assault on Johnson’s camp. The map was first drawn and published by Samuel Blodget in Boston, barely three months after the battle, and later reissued by Thomas Jefferys in 1756 in London. Blodget, who served as a sutler in General Johnson’s force, had observed the Battle of Lake George firsthand. (An uncolored edition of the same map is available here.)

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. Dieaskau in which the English were victorious captivating the French Genl. with a Number of his Men killing 700 & putting the rest to flight.

• Battle of Lake George, New York, 1755, pictorial battle map, French & Indian War (I)
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