The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present “The 42nd Regiment of Foot,” focusing on exploits of the famed Black Watch Regiment on Friday, July 27 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. The program coincides with the 260th anniversary of the July 1758 Battle of Carillon.
The Black Watch are so named for the dark tartan plaid which forms part of their uniform. Although the regiment has been reorganized several times, they have served in most of Britain’s major conflicts, including the American Revolution, World War Two and Afghanistan.
The program will be presented by Brian O’Connor, former history professor and current Library Director for North Country Community College. O’Connor has undertaken extensive research on the topic and is a frequent speaker on military history topics.
The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illustration of 42nd Regiment soldier.