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April 25, 2013

Rare musket given to Fort Ti

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“These weapons had originally been purchased by the city from Richard Wilson in 1755,” Fox said. “While it is not known with absolute certainty, it is thought that at least some of those weapons were issued to New York Provincial troops. Many of those troops took part in the battle before the French lines on July 8.”

It is certain many of Wilson’s muskets were used at Ticonderoga, as numerous brass pieces of the guns have been recovered on the site during various periods of reconstruction, he said.

Fort Ticonderoga opens for the season on May 17 and will be open daily through Oct. 20.

Learn more at www.fortticonderoga.org.

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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