The "Black Watch" at Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758.
NamesFerris, Jean Leon Gerome (1863-1930) (Artist)
Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
American History -- 1750s
Dates / OriginCopyright Date: 1909
Library locationsArt and Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC AME-175
TopicsUnited States -- 1750-1759United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763Campaigns & battles -- United States -- 1750-1759War casualties -- United States -- 1750-1759Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) -- 1750-1759Bayonets -- United States -- 1750-1759Military uniforms -- Scottish -- United States -- 1750-1759Soldiers -- Scottish -- United States -- 1750-1759Great Britain. Army. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionChromolithographsExtent: 1 print : col. ; 18 x 23 cm. (7 1/4 x 9 in.)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersDynix: 1677143NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17613315Barcode: 33333159309182Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eb87ad70-c52f-012f-baa8-58d385a7bc34
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