The Great Warpath: British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point

The Great Warpath: British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point

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by David R. Starbuck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874519039

ISBN-13: 9780874519037

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: University Press of New England

The waterway that runs between Albany and Canada contains the richest cluster of 18th-century military sites in the US. Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga experienced fierce conflict during the French and Indian War, and the Saratoga Battlefield is forever linked to the American Revolution. While military historians have told and retold stories of the area's…  See more details below

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The waterway that runs between Albany and Canada contains the richest cluster of 18th-century military sites in the US. Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga experienced fierce conflict during the French and Indian War, and the Saratoga Battlefield is forever linked to the American Revolution. While military historians have told and retold stories of the area's battles and generals, archeologist David Starbuck turns to the daily lives of soldiers, officers, and camp followers by examining the many objects and artifacts they left behind.

Enhanced by 150 photographs and drawings, Starbuck's interpretation of the journals, huts, pottery, ammunition, and other artifacts found at encampments and forts in the Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Hudson River area vividly re-creates the difficulties of soldiering. Because Starbuck and his crews unearthed many of these discoveries, his excitement drives the narrative and enhances an understanding of how colonial American battles were fought.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874519037
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
1,164,360
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronologies
Ch. 1A Most Historic Waterway1
Deciding Where to Dig3
What's Wrong with Treasure-Hunting?5
Military Sites in Albany7
Ch. 2The Turning Point of the Revolution: The Saratoga Battlefield20
Ch. 3The Third Largest City in America: Fort Edward and Rogers Island54
Military Hospitals57
Ch. 4The Scene of the Massacre: Fort William Henry83
The Role of Women at Military Camps86
Ch. 5After the Massacre: The Village of Lake George111
Ch. 6The Most Intact Revolutionary War Site in America: Mount Independence124
Fort Ticonderoga128
The Hubbardton Battlefield134
Ch. 7The Largest Fortification of Them All: Crown Point160
Ch. 8Archeology Beneath the Water: Lake George and Lake Champlain174
The Ferris Site in Panton, Vermont176
Ch. 9Some Final Thoughts about The Great Warpath193
Glossary of Terms199
Index203

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