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A View of a Saw Mill & Block House upon Fort Anne Creek, the property of Genl. Skeene. ...
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W. Lane, Leadenhall Street
fold-out plate; vol. 1, following p. 350
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View of a saw mill and block house or fortification beside a river. Also includes waterfall, bridge, and pile of wooden pallets. In the foreground a group of native Americans smoke a pipe and two European soldiers stand near a gun or musket.
Travels through the interior part of America. In a series of letters. By an officer ... Vol. I.
Source place of publication:
Printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street
General John Burgoyne, leading a force of some some 9,000 men, including about 4,200 British regulars, 4,000 German troops, and several hundred Canadians and native Americans embarked from Canada, on June 17, 1777. In July 1777, this mill and blockhouse used as a temporary headquarters for the American forces under General Philip Schuyler were burned to keep them out of the hands of the British.
Acquired in 1955.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
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Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns