"...the post at the Oneida Carrying Place, is in all Respects and Circumstances to be considered as a Fort, as it partakes, not only the figure, and the respective parts of a Fort, but even the Permanent Intentions of a Fortress." -Brigadier General John Stanwix to Captain William Green, 1758
a lush green grassy hole is filled with large, white, triangular, canvas tents. wooden walls and shadows loom over them.

Tents of camp followers and overflow troops sit in the ditch surrounding the fort.

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