Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Soldiers’ Quarters: Casemate
Fort Stanwix National Monument
This space represents a typical quarters for regular soldiers. A casemate of this size would have housed at least 40 soldiers every night.
The soldiers cooked and ate by the fire, and slept on the straw bunks. Soldiers slept sitting up because it was believed to be healthier than laying stretched out. During the day the barracks were empty, except for any sick soldiers. With such close conditions and poor sanitation, sickness was commonplace.
“The health of the troops depends so much upon keeping themselves clean that too much pains cannot be taken for that purpose . . . As every kind of Sloveness or Inattention will be severely punished – The Officer of the Day is to be carefull in Examining the Mens Appartments to see if they are kept clean and in good Order . . .
Lt. Col Marinus Willett, Garrison Orders, March 20th, 1778
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 12.621′ N, 75° 27.311′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Black River Blvd. (New York State Route 26), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located inside Fort Stanwix. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 E Park Street, Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Missionary’s Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Suttler (a few steps from this marker); Visiting Officers’ Lodging (a few steps from this marker); Artillerymen (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard Duty (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers’ Quarters: Barracks Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Junior Officers’ Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
More about this marker. A picture on the marker depicts a number of soldiers sleeping and cooking in the Soldiers’ Quarters at Fort Stanwix.
Also see . . . Fort Stanwix National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.