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Elevation of the New Magazine on the back of the NE: Curtain at Fort William Henry

Elevation of the New Magazine on the back of the NE: Curtain at Fort William Henry

Artist: [Abercromby, Captain]

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1756

Shelfmark: K.top 121

Item number: 114.c

Genre: Plan

Plan of the magazine at Fort William Henry in America. The fort was situated on the shore of Lake George in the province of New York. It was built in 1756 by British forces who wanted to counter the building of French fortifications such as Carillion (a fort which was later renamed Fort Ticonderoga when British forces took control). Fort William Henry was one of a number of forts built along the main waterway between Canada and the Colonies. It was a strategic site protecting the passageway and used as a resupplying point for troops. In 1757 it was taken by French forces.

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