Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fort Stanwix, N.Y.-- Part 2

The British failure at Fort Stanwix and the battles of Oriskany, Bennington and Saratoga thwarted their coordinated effort to take the northern colonies.

Fort Stanwix was built by the British in 1758 and named for British General John Stanwix.  The British abandoned it in 1774.  In 1776, Americans occupied the fort and renamed it Fort Schuyler.

The fort underwent a 21-day siege in August 1977.


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