Siege of Fort Stanwix: Futile Thunder

men stand near a smoking howitzer with sparks and fire spewing from the muzzel

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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 for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Last updated: February 26, 2015

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