July 17, 2013
Visitors to the Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga are now greeted by a model of the Battle of Carillon. The new exhibit was dedicated during a cermony July 8, the anniversary of the battle that decimated the famed Black Watch Regiment.The model was created by Denise Huestis, center, who also made 38 models that are on exhibit at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. The model depicts the French lines July 8, 1758, near Fort Ticonderoga. It shows French and British troops. The battle was the bloodiest of the war, with more than 3,000 casualties — 2,000 British. Leading the British attack was the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, better known as the Black Watch Regiment. The regiment had 305 men killed that day and another 323 wounded.