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FROM THE RAMPARTS ... The Eighth Dispatch

A dispatch from Fort William Henry, late spring 2002


View, From the Ramparts, facing north down Lake George

PHOTO GALLERY: IN & AROUND FORT WILLIAM HENRY
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PHOTO CAPTIONS/DESCRIPTIONS
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#1 West side of Fort & moat, facing north.

#2 Entrance to The Crypt - the "Crypt" is on the spot where 5 mutilated skeletons were found by archaeologists in the 1950s. The bodies represent the FIRST massacre victims from that fatal day. SEE: FORT WILLIAM HENRY ... Digging for Clues

#3 The new Crypt display.

#4 Native American display & fireplace - north barracks.

#5 Museum artifact display.

#6 Holding cells in the west barrack's basement.

#7 View of the north barracks, From the Ramparts - facing south west.

#8 "Live" cannon targeting Montcalm's main camp (Shepherd Park). 

#9 West curtain wall cannon - facing north - reproduction pieces representing F&I War-era.

#10  French Mountain from the east wall.

#11 Courtyard, facing the north barracks.

#12  The west and north barracks.

#13 Looking east at French Mountain.

#14  The courtyard, looking south - the 24-pounder is a F&I War-era relic.

#15 View to the south east ... towards the "massacre" site & old military road, now obscured by foliage.

... Tim Cordell, June 8, 2002

 

OTHER COURIER DISPATCHES:

ON THE SCENE AT FORT WILLIAM HENRY

LAKE GEORGE/FORT AREA MAP & WALKING TOUR

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... FIRST DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... SECOND DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... THIRD DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... FOURTH DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... FIFTH DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... SIXTH DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... SEVENTH DISPATCH

FROM THE RAMPARTS ... NINTH DISPATCH

ORIGINAL TIM CORDELL ART GALLERY

ORIGINAL TIM CORDELL HISTORICAL FICTION:

See a relic from the bottom of Lake George!

FOR A DETAILED LOOK AT SOME OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORK AT FORT WILLIAM HENRY- AND OTHER F&I WAR SITES - GO TO:

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SEE ALSO:

FORT WILLIAM HENRY ... The Siege & Massacre

FORT WILLIAM HENRY ... Digging for Clues

DEATH OF LORD HOWE

New book on Fort William Henry!

 

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