Artillery Demonstration at Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Alternatively held by the French, British, and Americans, today Fort Ticonderoga is a premier museum of eighteenth and early nineteenth century military history. French engineer Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière constructed the fort between 1755 and 1757 during the French and Indian War. 36 more words


"...if They Mean to Have a War...Let it Begin Here."

Today in History: July 13, 1729 – Future Captain John Parker is born in Lexington, Massachusetts.

A veteran of the French and Indian Wars, Captain Parker led a contingent of Minutemen on April 19, 1775 when they heard that the King’s soldiers were approaching. 73 more words

Samuel H Watts and Alice "Elsie" Bean

This post is a profile of my 5 x great grandparents, Samuel H Watts (1716-1787) and Alice “Elsie” Bean (1736-1802)

Surnames mentioned: Bean, Bowker, Colby, Dustan, Foote, Haycock, Merritt, Noyes, Watts, Weston.  3,156 more words


Col. Louis Cook: Operatic Abenaki, US Patriot, Devoted Catholic

During the cold winter months of February 1778, a 17-year-old Frenchman named Peter Du Ponceau joined the soldiers at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, encampment of Gen. 252 more words