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Title:
The great warpath : British military sites from Albany to Crown Point
Author:
Starbuck, David R.
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Publication Information:
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
A most historic waterway -- The turning point of the revolution: the Saratoga battlefield -- The third largest city in America: Fort Edward and Rogers Island -- The scene of the massacre: Fort William Henry -- After the massacre: the Village of Lake George -- The most intact Revolutionary War site in America: Mount Independence -- The largest fortification of then all: Crown Point -- Archeology beneath the water: Lake George and Lake Champlain -- Some final thoughts about the great warpath.
ISBN:
9780874519037
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

DAVID STARBUCK, coauthor of A Shaker Family Album and author of numerous articles on archeological sites across New England, teaches archeology at Plymouth State College.