Fort Ti­con­deroga shows Rev­o­lu­tion­ary ar­ti­facts

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE REGION - Ti­con­deroga

A one-time ex­hibit at Fort Ti­con­deroga on Satur­day, Nov. 10, will dis­play the knap­sack and ac­com­pa­ny­ing note car­ried by Con­necti­cut sol­dier, Ben­jamin Warner.

Warner car­ried the knap­sack dur­ing his ser­vice with the Con­ti­nen­tal Army and it is con­sid­ered one of the rarest and most frag­ile ar­ti­facts to sur­vive from the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, ac­cord­ing to the fort. As a vet­eran of some of the most dif­fi­cult cam­paigns of the Revo­lu­tion, Warner pre­served his pack with a note to his chil­dren to keep it for pos­ter­ity as a hum­ble but last­ing re­minder of the sac­ri­fices made to achieve in­de­pen­dence and lib­erty.

Liv­ing his­tory demon­stra­tions through­out the day will fo­cus on the range of peo­ple who fought for and sup­ported the Bri­tish Em­pire and their dif­fer­ent roles in this last ac­tive cam­paign in the Cham­plain Val­ley of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War.

Ad­mis­sion to the event is $12 for the general pub­lic and free to Fort Ti­con­deroga mem­bers, Am­bas­sador Pass hold­ers, and chil­dren age four and un­der.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://www.fort­ti­con­deroga.org or call 518-585-2821.

— Staff re­port

Courtesy Fort Ti­con­deroga

This knap­sack and ac­com­pa­ny­ing note was car­ried by a Con­necti­cut sol­dier dur­ing the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion.

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