Lost British Forts of Long Island
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When the Revolutionary War broke out and New York City had fallen in 1776, the forces of the king of Great Britain developed a network of forts along the length of Long Island to defend the New York area and create a front to Patriot forces across the Sound in Connecticut. Fort Franklin on Lloyd’s Neck became a refugee camp for Loyalists and saw frequent rebel attacks. In Huntington, a sacred burial ground was desecrated, and Fort Golgotha was erected in its place, using tombstones as baking hearths. In Setauket along the northern shore, the Presbyterian church was commandeered and made the central fortified structure of the town. Author David M. Griffin uncovers the lost history and harrowing stories of Long Island’s British forts.
The History Press
: 9781625858535
: The History Press
: 07/17/2017
: New York
: Military
: 55 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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David M. Griffin is a practicing architectural and interior designer based in the New York area and an independent architectural researcher and investigator. Professionally trained as an architect in Ottawa, Canada, he has lived and worked in Toronto, Boston and New York City. He has always held a fascination for early history and especially early fortifications of North America. He grew up intrigued by the geometries of British forts in his native province of Ontario, visiting these historic sites whenever possible. Presently, his independent investigations focus on colonial-era architecture and structures. Through his professional work and his independent research, he strives for a greater understanding of architectural history and its possible influences on contemporary design. He lives with his family on the North Shore of Long Island.
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