• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Stories

 
Finding the spirit of desertion to increase and the men in general to be exceedingly uneasy, probably arising from their being so long stationed on this frontier post  they have been frequently heard.. to say they would sooner died, than stay here the ensuing winter. ---Col. Peter Gansevoort to Gen. Washington 8.18.1778
 
A stark greyish brown exterior of the fort in front, above you the cold blue sky. You are covered by the shadows of the pickets.
The exterior of Fort Stanwix
National Park Service

Did You Know?

A brown grey map, a dotted red line curves and connects two solid blue ones. A black star sits at the center.

In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...