Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Between twelve and eighteen soldiers occupied each room. Officers were allowed one or more rooms according to rank, and non-commissioned officers (subalterns) were quartered two to a room. Soldiers were allotted one-half cord of wood per room each week for cooking and heating, and one pound of candles for light. Six beds and twelve blankets were provided for a room housing twelve men, as were an iron pot, candlestick, bucket and axe. Clean sheets, when available, were issued once a month during the 1760s.
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
Location. 44° 1.714′ N, 73° 25.764′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Site, along the walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (within shouting distance of this marker); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (within shouting distance of this marker); The British at Crown Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 700 feet away); The French at Crown Point (about 700 feet away); Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crown Point.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a picture of the possible original appearance of the soldiers’ barracks, along with the floor plan of the barracks. A French version of the above text appears on the right of the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Crown Point State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Crown Point. An Outline History. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. His Majesty’s Fort at Crown Point. The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historic Site. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Places • War, French and Indian •
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