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Battle of Lake George Medal

Battle of Lake George Medal
Title
Battle of Lake George Medal
Date 
1903
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting standing figures of Native American and British military officer within central roundel; legend around line border: "IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE GEORGE FOUGHT SEPTEMBER 8 1755"; inscription in exergue: "HENDRICK . JOHNSON." Reverse contains heraldic device at center, surrounded by laurel wreath and surmounted by British royal crown; legend around line border: "SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK/MONUMENT DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 8 1903."
Object Number 
INV.4162d
Gallery Label 
Founded in 1892, the Society of Colonial Wars admits male descendants of British or Colonial soldiers and of colonial civil and military officials from the period 1620-1775. In the 1755 Battle of Lake George, British forces led by General William Johnson and their Indian allies led by King Hendrick of the Mohawks defeated the French.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group