FROM THE RAMPARTS ... The Eighth Dispatch
A dispatch from Fort William Henry, late spring 2002
#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
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