The Chapman Museum in Glens Falls will host William R. Griffith, author of the new book, The Battle of Lake George: England’s First Triumph in the French and Indian War (History Press, 2016) on Sunday, September 25th at 2 pm.
In the early morning of September 8, 1755, a force of French Regulars, Canadians and Indians crouched unseen in a ravine south of Lake George. Under the command of French general Jean-Armand, Baron de Dieskau, the men ambushed the approaching British forces, sparking a bloody conflict for control of the lake and its access to New York’s interior. British commander William Johnson rallied his men through the barrage of enemy fire to send the French retreating north to Ticonderoga. The stage was set for one of the most contested regions throughout the rest of the conflict.
Griffith will sign copies of The Battle of Lake George, in which he recounts the details of this important event in the region’s history.
William R. Griffith IV, 24, is a native of Branchburg, New Jersey and a lifelong student of American Military History. His interest traces back to a visit to Fort William Henry with his father when he was just five years old. A 2014 graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with a degree in history, he is currently completing his Master of Arts in Military History through Norwich University’s graduate program.
The book sells for $21.99 and is available in the Chapman Museum shop. The museum is located at 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls. For more information call (518) 793-2826 or click here.