Battle of Lake George

The Battle of Lake George was fought on September 8, 1755, during the French and Indian War.

Depicts William Johnson saving the life of Baron Dieskau at the Battle of Lake George, 1755.

Colonial warfare came to a head in the Seven Years War, known in America as the French and Indian War because the French enlisted Indians from as far away as Lake Superior to help them fight the British. From 1755 to 1759, huge armies assembled on the shores of Lake George to fight a series of battles that would determine the fate of North America. The Battle of Lake George opened the hostilities in 1755, playing out in three stages on the route connecting Lake George with the Hudson River.

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Learn more about French and Indian War battlefields with Waterways of War: The French and Indian War.


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