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.
Daily artillery demonstrations educate visitors on eighteenth century artillery drills. Artillerists were trained to keep firing for up to 24 hours! I took this video on my recent trip to see the annual Battle of Carillon reenactment.
Posted on July 25, 2017, in Forts and Battlefields, History, Travel and tagged Fort, French and Indian War, Lake Champlain, National Historic Landmark, Seven Years' War. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.