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1 Saint John Fortifications

Toronto Press, University of

Price: 12.95 USD

Drums in the Forest: Decision at the Forks, Defense in the Wilderness, Alfred Proctor James and Charles Morse Stotz

2 Drums in the Forest: Decision at the Forks, Defense in the Wilderness
Alfred Proctor James and Charles Morse Stotz
240 pages, paperback / softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press
Originally published to commemorate the bicentennial of Pittsburgh's founding, Drums in the Forest is now reissued to mark the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War.
It comprises two parts: the first, by Alfred Proctor James, provides the historical background leading up to the capture of Fort Duquesne by the British; the second, by Charles Morse Stotz, is a description of the five forts built at the forks of the Ohio between 1754 and 1815.

About Author
Alfred Proctor James was professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.

Charles Morse Stotz, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was author of numerous volumes on the history and architecture of western Pennsylvania.
Price: 18.95 USD

Quaint and Historic Forts of North America, John Martin Hammond

3 Quaint and Historic Forts of North America
John Martin Hammond
(1915), 2005, 5x8, paper, index, 434 pp, Heritage Books
Sure to become one of your favorites, this engaging volume describes the history of nearly fifty famous fortifications, from the heights of Quebec to the western frontier. Lavishly illustrated with seventy-one photographs and illustrations, this book devotes an entire chapter to each fort's unique history, including construction, important military events, famous commanders and battle strategies. Many forts changed possession several times. Here we learn what finally became of them, whether they were completely destroyed in battle, slowly decayed by the elements, reconstructed by enthusiasts or preserved for posterity by historians. If you enjoy visiting historic sites, take this book with you. From Fort Independence in Boston Harbor to Fort Vancouver at the mouth of the Columbia River; and from Ticonderoga to the Alamo, these bastions are the silent sentinels of our past.
Price: 32.00 USD

Reconstructed Forts of the Old Northwest Territory, Jonathan Hall

4 Reconstructed Forts of the Old Northwest Territory
Jonathan Hall
2008, 5x8, paper, index, 232 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Numerous forts were built in the lands of the Old Northwest Territory from the time of the first French explorers to the end of the Black Hawk War. This book highlights those which have been fully or at least partially reconstructed today. Forts are arranged geographically by state and chronologically within each state. First the historical background prior to each fort's existence and the reasons for its construction will be explained in the context of the times, including a physical description of each fort. Then the role it played will be explained, highlighting the major events that occurred during war, the settling of the territory, the important people who occupied it, life at the fort, and various other functions of the fort. Finally, information will be provided on what can be experienced and seen at the fort today, including the fort itself with dates and hours of operation, as well as any museums, re-enactments, or other educational activities taking place today. Some of the forts included are: Fort Meigs, in Ohio, the largest restored stockade fort in the United States, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, where about 100 soldiers desperately held out against approximately 500 Potawatomi warriors during a two week siege. At Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan, Pontiac's allies gained entrance to the fort through a ruse and massacred most of the garrison. In the hastily built Apple River Fort in Illinois, just over thirty settlers, assisted by women and children, repelled Black Hawk and 200 warriors in his only attack on a fort during the Black Hawk War. First the Americans and then the British captured Fort Shelby, the future site of Fort Crawford, Wisconsin, during the War of 1812. The garrison at Fort Madison, Iowa, abandoned their fort in the War of 1812 under fierce attacks by Sauk and Winnebago. In addition to these and other forts an index to names, places, and subjects enhances the text.
Price: 24.00 USD


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