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I guess that's what I expected at Fort Ticonderoga, but I was wrong. The event was much more educational than expected. The tour actually begins before the sun goes down, and the well-spoken narrator describes and passes around examples of some of the ammunition that could have been loaded into the cannon. Furthering the explanation, some soldiers arranged themselves to demonstrate how muskets were fired in pattern, by command, and highly organized for safety and effectiveness (Despite the photo, by the way, the four soldiers did keep their heads.).
This tour continued around the fort. As the sun set and complete darkness came for the night, we heard stories about the origins of many of the cannon and mortar launchers, where they were or may have been used, and how they came to rest at Fort Ticonderoga. The stories were captivating.
go to my Fort Ticonderoga page now.