Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Stanwix National Monument
This room has been laid out to look like the commandantís quarters. The original quarters were located in the headquarters building, which was not reconstructed.
The fort commander was a man of wealth and high social status, which was reflected in the quality of furnishings and personal items that he brought with him to the fort. At least one private was assigned to take care of all the commanderís needs and he had at least two horses at his disposal.
He also had the resources to maintain regular communications with home. Compare this with the life of a soldier, who had few personal belongings and neither the literacy skills nor the money to send and receive letters.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 12.645′ N, 75° 27.31′ 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. Marker is located inside Fort Stanwix. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 E Park Street, Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Orderly Room (here, next to this marker); Family Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Surgeonís Day Room (a few steps from this marker); Junior Officersí Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Soldiersí Quarters: Barracks Building (a few steps from this marker); Artillerymen (a few steps from this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Visiting Officersí Lodging (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
More about this marker. The marker contains a picture of the fort commander being attended to by two privates, and has a caption of “All my fear is that you will be blocked up in the Fort and will be forced to surrender for the want of provisions and left to the Mercy of those brutes.
† † † Letter to Peter Gansevoort from his fiancť, Caty Van Shaick, July 1777”
Also see . . . Fort Stanwix National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.