George Washington’s Snow Army
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Today, winters in upstate New York bring a mixture of excitement and frustration. Many folks enjoy various winter activities such as snowshoeing and sledding, but then, there's also shoveling, and snow blowing that has to be done. It was much the same at Fort Stanwix during the American Revolution when the soldiers engaged in fun activities like snow ball fights, but also had to keep the fort ready in case of a wintertime attack by shoveling out the ditch and corners of the fort.
Did You Know?
Musicians in the Continental Army of the American Revolutionary War acted as the radios of their day. They wore the opposite colors of the other troops in their regiment so their officers could see them to relay orders and form lines around them quickly in battle.