Lord Howe's Grave

Lord Howe's Grave (HM63S)

Location: Ticonderoga, NY 12883 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 50.684', W 73° 25.374'

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On October 3rd, 1889, a workman digging a trench opened by mere accident across the street from this point, a grave which contained the skeleton of a man, and within this grave found, at its head, a stone, now in the Black Watch Library in this village, similar to that shown in relief in the seal on this tablet. On this stone is inscribed in rude letters, evidently picked by a bayonet point the following:
"Mem of Lo Howe killed Trout Brook."

George Augustus Lord Viscount Howe, who was in command of the British Army under Abercromby, was killed near Trout Brook July 6th, 1758, in a skirmish with a French detachment. Here, in the then wilderness, fell this gallant man, whom General Wolfe pronounced, "The noblest Englishman of my time, and the best soldier in the British Army." Pitt, "A complete model of military virtue." Putman, "The idol and soul of the army."

These remains are now buried under the boulder placed in memory of the military heroes of Ticonderoga in front of the main entrance of the school building on these grounds.

This tablet is presented to the Ticonderoga Historical Society by the school children of the town, in memory of their hero, Lord Howe.
Unveiled June, 1911, by Ticonderoga Chapter, D.A.R.
HM NumberHM63S
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1911
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution, Ticonderoga Chapter
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 626772 N 4855836
Decimal Degrees43.84473333, -73.42290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 50.684', W 73° 25.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 50' 41.04" N, 73° 25' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 193-211 The Portage, Ticonderoga NY 12883, US
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