Friday, October 14, 2016

Fort Ticonderoga Re-Launches Academic Journal

The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum returns in print with an issue focused on 1777After a 15-year hiatus, The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum returns in print with an issue focused on “1777: The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier.”  The Bulletin, published for over seventy years, helped the Fort Ticonderoga Museum achieve an international reputation for original scholarship and research.

Featured guest contributor for this issue is Eric Schnitzer, Historian and Park Ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park. In his article “Cook’s and Latimer’s Connecticut Militia Battalions in the Northern Campaign of 1777,” Schnitzer explores the composition and contributions of these units to the ultimate success of the Continental efforts to stop British General John Burgoyne’s invasion from Canada.

Additional articles include:

“Philip Skene of Skenesborough: Selected transcriptions of a local Loyalist” by Heather M. Haley. A 2015 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow in Education, Heather Haley provides an overview of the Skene collection, a biographical overview of Philip Skene, and transcriptions of select documents in the collection;

“French Canadian Laborers in the 1777 Norther Campaign” by Richard Tomczak. A 2015 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow in Interpretation, Richard Tomczak delves into the French-Canadian Corvee system as adapted by Governor Guy Carleton and General John Burgoyne during the 1777 campaign; and

“The Curious Long Land Muskets of the British 53rd Regiment” by Bill Ahearn, a long-time collector who explores the history of three muskets of the 53rd Regiment now in the collection of Fort Ticonderoga.

Copies of The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum are available for purchase at the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store and online.

For more information on Fort Ticonderoga, click here, or call (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga.

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