An explanation on the Prospect Draft of Fort William & Mary on Piscataqua River in the Province of New Hampshire on the Continent of America
Medium: Ink on paper
Draft by Brenton, of Fort William and Mary at New Castle in New Hampshire in the United States of America. The fort is situated at the mouth of the Piscataqua River estuary and was first built in 1632 to guard the harbour at Portsmouth. The fort was named after the King and Queen of England and was made stronger in 1692 with the addition of cannon and military stores. The fort is most well known as the location of fighting during the American Wars of Revolution. In 1774 it was stormed by a group of rebels from Portsmouth, the stores were looted, much of the weaponry was taken and the supplies distributed amongst the rebel troops.