• 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 green statue stands among trees, it has a soldiers uniform on, with a cocked hat, and a sword.

Col. Peter Gansevoort, commander of the 3rd New York Regiment, was only 28-years-old during Siege of 1777. More...