Fort Stanwix


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Fort Stanwix,

colonial outpost on the site of Rome, N.Y., controlling a principal route from the Hudson River to Lake Ontario. Originally a French trading center, it was rebuilt by the English general John Stanwix in 1758. The British colonial leader Sir William JohnsonJohnson, Sir William,
1715–74, British colonial leader in America, b. Co. Meath, Ireland. He settled (1738) in the Mohawk valley, became a merchant, and gained great power among the Mohawk and other Iroquois. He acquired large landed properties, founded (1762) Johnstown, N.
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 signed an important treaty with the Iroquois there in 1768. The fort fell into disrepair until early in the American Revolution, when it was rebuilt by the patriots and called Fort Schuyler. In 1777 (see Saratoga campaignSaratoga campaign,
June–Oct., 1777, of the American Revolution. Lord George Germain and John Burgoyne were the chief authors of a plan to end the American Revolution by splitting the colonies along the Hudson River.
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) the fort was held against British and Tory forces until reinforcements under Benedict Arnold helped lift the siege. Fort Stanwix is a national monument (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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, table).

Stanwix, Fort:

see Fort StanwixFort Stanwix,
colonial outpost on the site of Rome, N.Y., controlling a principal route from the Hudson River to Lake Ontario. Originally a French trading center, it was rebuilt by the English general John Stanwix in 1758.
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He married Maria Gansevoort, daughter of General Peter Gansevoort, best known as 'the hero of Fort Stanwix.' This fort was situated on the present site of Rome, N.Y.; and there Gansevoort, with a small body of men, held in check reinforcements on their way to join Burgoyne, until the disastrous ending of the latter's campaign of 1777 was insured.
He was also accused of a brutal killing of a young woman at Fort Stanwix.
With 13 stars for colonies clamoring for freedom, I was first flown at Fort Stanwix in New York in 1777 -- and then carried into battle for the first time at Brandywine in Pennsylvania.
"[T]here were few officers in either the American or British army," Philbrick writes, "who possessed [Arnold's] talent for almost instantly assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the enemy." (19) On land, Arnold used his knowledge of the native customs to end the siege of Fort Stanwix without firing a shot.
Speculators in Empire: Iroquoia and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix by William J.
Brant, head of the Six Nations matrons, sent runners to the British to warn of a planned attack on Fort Stanwix by American forces in 1777.
Do you know Fort Stanwix?" The light bulb usually goes off in their head and a brief sparkle flashes in their eyes, and I know I've got them.
(120) Yet the subsequent treaty session at Fort Stanwix between congressional commissioners and representatives of the Six Nations only exacerbated the struggle for jurisdiction.
In 1784, the Six Nations and the United States government signed the Fort Stanwix Treaty, recognizing the sovereignty of each nation.
Fort Washington, PA, May 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Eastern National and Duffy Books in Homes USA have partnered to provide eligible students with free books when they visit Fort Stanwix National Monument.
Leger at Fort Stanwix, and the huge win at Saratoga, "a turning point in the Revolution" for the usual reasons.

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