ISBN-10:
1584653787
ISBN-13:
9781584653783
Pub. Date:
05/01/2004
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Rangers and Redcoats on the Hudson: Exploring the Past on Rogers Island. Includes the Complete Rogers Rules of Ranging. / Edition 1

Rangers and Redcoats on the Hudson: Exploring the Past on Rogers Island. Includes the Complete Rogers Rules of Ranging. / Edition 1

by David R. Starbuck

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ISBN-13: 9781584653783
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

DAVID R. STARBUCK is the author of Massacre at Fort William Henry (UPNE, 2002), The Great Warpath: British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point (UPNE, 1999), and the forthcoming Neither Plain nor Simple: New Perspectives on the Canterbury Shakers, and he is co-author of A Shaker Family Album (UPNE, 1998). He is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Plymouth State University.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chronology of Fort Edward and Rogers Islandxiii
Chapter 1.The Prehistory of Rogers Island1
Excavations at the Little Wood Creek Site4
The Discovery of a Prehistoric Grave in 199110
Chapter 2.The History of Rogers Island During the French and Indian War13
Major Robert Rogers and His Rangers16
Excerpts from the Diary of an Ordinary Soldier, Jabez Fitch, Jr.20
Chapter 3.Rogers Island from the 1760s to 1990: The Fascination Begins22
Remembering Earl Stott, the Longtime Owner of Rogers Island26
Chapter 4.Modern Archeology on Rogers Island in the 1990s31
The Learning Channel Films on Rogers Island44
Chapter 5.British and American Military Architecture47
Chapter 6.Evidence for Early Health Care on Rogers Island: The Search for the Smallpox Hospital68
Chapter 7.Historical Artifacts Discovered on Rogers Island in the 1990s78
Chapter 8.Archeology at Other Military Sites in Fort Edward94
Chapter 9.Conclusions, Future Work, and What to See in Fort Edward113
The Rogers Island Visitors Center116
Appendix 1.Artifact Totals for Rogers Island, 1991-1998121
Appendix 2.Ceramics Excavated by Feature on Rogers Island, 1991-1998127
Appendix 3.Tobacco Pipes Excavated by Feature on Rogers Island, 1991-1998133
Further Reading135
Index137

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