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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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Siege of Fort Stanwix: Futile Thunder

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News Release Date: August 10, 2011
Contact: William Sawyer, 315-338-7730

On Saturday, August 13, Fort Stanwix National Monument and the Oneida Indian Nation First Allies Project will present "Futile Thunder" at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the fort's west lawn.This 1-hour artillery program will feature the British use of cannons during the siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777.Throughout the program, there will also be a discussion highlighting the British attempt to conduct a successful siege despite mounting obstacles from the American forces defending the fort.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Did You Know?

a line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...