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Fort Williams

Fort Williams

Fort Wiliams (2): 1756, Oneida County, Rome. French and Indian War, On the Oneida Carry/Portage (Rome). At the upper landing of Mohawk River, eastern terminus of the carry. Was about 1/4 mile downstream from future Fort Stanwix. A log stockade in a pinwheel shape with two blockhouses and one storehouse. Destroyed by the British 20 Aug 1756 after the French took Oswego to deny them fortifications at the carry. See Map at Oneida Carry Forts.

fort williams

Ft Williams marker
In 1778 a stockaded fort
was erected atop this hill and
occupied by Charlotte Co.
Militia as a defense against
the British forces.

 

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: February 25, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/forts/fortsT_Z/williamsFort.htm

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