Rangers and Redcoats on the Hudson: Exploring the Past on Rogers Island, the Birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers
UPNE, 2004 - 139 oldal
From 1991 to 1998 archeologist David Starbuck conducted excavations on Rogers Island, one of the most significant military encampments of the French and Indian War. Located in the Hudson River in what is now the town of Fort Edward, Rogers Island was once home to thousands of British "redcoats" as well as hundreds of "rangers"—irregular American colonial fighters. In fact, the island is named for its association with the famed Major Robert Rogers, leader of Rogers’ Rangers and noted author of "Rules of Ranging," his brief code-of-conduct for colonial guerrilla fighters written while encamped on the island. Rogers Island was one of the longest occupied and populous training camps of the French and Indian War and contains the remains of barracks, tents, storehouses, and hospitals. As such, the island offers unique and fascinating insights into the daily life of colonial soldiers.
Writing in a lively and accessible style, Starbuck presents the findings of his many digs while retelling the history of the island and its many inhabitants. In addition to re-creating the world of the colonial soldier, he shares island myths, stories of treasure seekers, and information about his exhumation in 2003 of the remains of Jane McCrea, the young woman who was killed and scalped in Fort Edward during the American Revolution. Most importantly, Starbuck shows us how archeology works as the energetic collection and interpretation of sherds and fragments that make expand our knowledge of one historical time and place.
Mit mondanak mások - Írjon ismertetőt
The Prehistory of Rogers Island
The History of Rogers Island During the French and Indian War
The Fascination Begins
Modern Archeology on Rogers Island in the 1990s
British and American Military Architecture
Historical Artifacts Discovered on Rogers Island in the 1990s
Más kiadások - Összes megtekintése
Adirondack Community College Archaic archeological archeologists artifacts barracks area barracks buildings brick British halfpenny Buff-bodied burned butchered animal bones Ceramic Sherds chert Delft diam Stems digging discovered dredge dump Dwelling Earl Stott Earthenware exca excavations on Rogers exposed fascine knife feature feet firepit floor Fort Ticonderoga Fort William Henry frags French and Indian glass Gray salt-glazed stoneware gunflints hearth hospital on Rogers Hudson River huts included inside intact iron Island Historical Association Island Visitors Center Jane McCrea Late Woodland latrine Learning Channel Little Wood Creek military musket musketballs Native American Numbers Numbers of Ceramic pewter spoon plan view Porcelain post molds pottery sherds prehistoric projectile points Rangers Redware Robert Rogers Rogers Island Visitors salt-glazed stonewarew scratch shell midden sherds skull smallpox hospital soldiers stains stonewarew scratch blue storehouse sutler's tent Total Numbers trash pit Washington County White salt-glazed stoneware wine bottles York