Fort Ticonderoga shows Revolutionary artifacts
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
This knapsack and accompanying note was carried by a Connecticut soldier during the American Revolution.