Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Artillery was a specialist discipline, requiring knowledge of math and use of measuring tools to calculate trajectories of cannon and mortar. Artillery soldiers therefore received better pay and living conditions than regular soldiers, although their job was also far more dangerous.
The artillery companies sent to the fort were often short of men – common soldiers had to be drafted to supplement the cannon crews, who would have trained them in the necessary skills.
“As Capt. Lieut: Savage of Artillery station’d at this post with a Detachment of Capt. Walkers Company Has Cloathing in his Custody drawn out of Publick Stores for said Company, the Commanding Officer Orders that said Company does not again appear on the Parade without being dressed in the Uniform which is sent for the use of said Company.”
Col. Commandant Peter Gansevoort, Garrison Orders, December 7th, 1777
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 12.634′ N, 75° 27.307′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Stanwix. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Visiting Officers’ Lodging (here, next to this marker); Soldiers’ Quarters: Barracks Building (here, next to this marker); Suttler (a few steps from this marker); Junior Officers’ Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Missionary’s Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Family Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Commandant’s Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Orderly Room (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
More about this marker. A picture on the marker depicts several artillerymen in their 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.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.