Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Fort Stanwix National Monument —
At the end of the three-week siege, the trench was abandoned, incomplete.
British trenches, cannons, and artillerymen were protected by fascines, bundles of brush bound tightly and set horizontally into a wall of earth.
The trenches allowed the British to move their siege guns closer to the fort and permitted the Patriots to fire at the British who were now closer.
This day our Guards kept a Constant fire at those at work in the Trench. And in the Evening 12 of the best Marksmen were pick't out to harrass them when at work in the Night.
Ensign William Colbrath, August 21, 1776
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Military • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 12.706′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); British Trenches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 400 feet away); Rome (about 400 feet away); Surgeon’s Day Room (about 400 feet away); Orderly Room (about 400 feet away); Commandant’s Quarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
More about this marker. This marker is part of a walking tour that goes around the outer perimeter of Fort Stanwix.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 621 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.