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The "Black Watch" at Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758.

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Names
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome (1863-1930) (Artist)
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

American History -- 1750s

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1909
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC AME-175
Topics
United States -- 1750-1759
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763
Campaigns & battles -- United States -- 1750-1759
War casualties -- United States -- 1750-1759
Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) -- 1750-1759
Bayonets -- United States -- 1750-1759
Military uniforms -- Scottish -- United States -- 1750-1759
Soldiers -- Scottish -- United States -- 1750-1759
Great Britain. Army. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Genres
Conjectural works
Notes
Statement of Responsibility: Printed on image: "Copyright, 1909, by Glens Falls Insurance Co."

Content: Printed on verso: "Writing of this battle [Ticonderoga] at the time, Lieutenant William Grant of the 'Black Watch' said: 'The attack began at a little past one in the afternoon, and at two the fire became general on both sides. It was exceedingly heavy and without intermission, insomuch that the oldest soldiers never saw so furious and so incessant a fire....The difficult access to the enemy's lines was what gave them fatal advantage. They had taken care to cut down monstrous large trees, which covered all the ground from the foot of their breastworks about a cannon shot in every direction in their front. This not only broke our ranks, but put it entirely out of our power to advance until we had cut our way through.'...There is also the story of a Highland piper 'continuing to play his bagpipe after the loss of a leg.'...The loss of the 'Black Watch' was 8 officers, and 297 rank and file, killed, and 17 officers, and 306 rank and file, wounded--a total of 647!" Includes additional text.
Physical Description
Form: Chromolithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 18 x 23 cm. (7 1/4 x 9 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1677143
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17613315
Barcode : 33333159309182
UUID: eb87ad70-c52f-012f-baa8-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1863: Creator Born
  • 1909: Copyright date
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The "Black Watch" at Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f478-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The "Black Watch" at Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f478-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. The "Black Watch" at Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f478-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The "Black Watch" at Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758.