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Welcome to Fort StanwixWelcome to Fort StanwixNational MonumentNational Monument
Rome, NYRome, NY
Cory Cox-Jon HarrisonCory Cox-Jon Harrison
Fort Stanwix was built by the Fort Stanwix was built by the British in 1758, British in 1758,
► Built to protect the Built to protect the Oneida Carry, and Oneida Carry, and British trade interests in British trade interests in the western NY frontierthe western NY frontier
► Connected various Connected various waterways with waterways with overland trade routesoverland trade routes
► Two main rivers:Two main rivers: Wood Creek, Mohawk Wood Creek, Mohawk
► Built to replace 4 Built to replace 4 smaller British forts smaller British forts
Welcome to Fort StanwixWelcome to Fort Stanwix
Entering theEntering the
-This is the -This is the
entrance to the entrance to the
park, follow park, follow
the man ahead the man ahead
of you to see of you to see
history come alive!history come alive!
As you enter the national monument area, you will come to the bridge that leads you into the heart of the Fort…
As you step inside the Fort, you see the “Gun of Last Resort” If an enemy was able to breach the Fort’s defenses, this is fearsome sight that would await them.
The central courtyard and parade grounds
of Fort Stanwix
^East Freestanding^ Barracks
Behind the gun is the “Adjutant's Daughter”- Also known as the whipping post.
The Central Courtyard and Parade Grounds were used to train troops to march, be disciplined, and have roll call.
Views From Within…
Officers Dining Area
A Look Inside the Buildings of the Fort
A – Cannon
B – Flag Bastion, 3, 6, and 9 Pound Cannons
C – Watch Tower
D – Barracks/Casemates (Covering avenue for sally-port entrance)
E – Outside Defenses – Wall made of timber
F – The Trench
G – Drawbridge with Counterweight
Some of the Fort’s Defenses…
A Brief History of Fort A Brief History of Fort StanwixStanwix
► Fort Stanwix National Monument is a reproduction of Fort Stanwix National Monument is a reproduction of the Pre-Revolution British Fort and retains the name the Pre-Revolution British Fort and retains the name from that time-period.from that time-period.
► NO major battlesNO major battles► Fort was completed as the French started to lose the Fort was completed as the French started to lose the
warwar► Was poorly garrisoned until 1774Was poorly garrisoned until 1774► Americans took control of the Fort at the start of the Americans took control of the Fort at the start of the
American RevolutionAmerican Revolution► Rebuilt the for and changed the name to Fort Rebuilt the for and changed the name to Fort
SchuylerSchuyler► Fought in one major campaign of the war, during Fought in one major campaign of the war, during
The EndThe End
We hope you enjoyed your We hope you enjoyed your virtual trip to Fort Stanwix in virtual trip to Fort Stanwix in beautiful Rome, New York!beautiful Rome, New York!