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Battle of Lake George Medal

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Title:
Battle of Lake George Medal
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Bronze
Classification: 
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."
Date End: 
1 903
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.
Date Begin: 
1903
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group