British Fort William Henry on Lake George, NY Built in 1755 during the French and Indian War in North America
Contributor:Phil Degginger / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5616 x 3236 px | 47.5 x 27.4 cm | 18.7 x 10.8 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:9 August 2012
Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George in the province of New York. It is best known as the site of notorious atrocities committed by Indians against the surrendered British and provincial troops following a successful French siege in 1757, an event which is the focus of James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans, first published in January 1826. The fort's construction was ordered by Sir William Johnson in September 1755, during the French and Indian War. Following the 1757 siege, the French destroyed the fort and withdrew.