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The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts$
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Lawrence E. Babits and Stephanie Gandulla

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049069

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049069.001.0001

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Fort Dobbs, North Carolina

Fort Dobbs, North Carolina

How Documents and Artifacts Led to Rebuilding the Fort

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The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts

Lawrence E. Babits

University Press of Florida

Fort Dobbs was North Carolina’s frontier fort during the French and Indian War. It served as the patrol base for North Carolina Provincials and was attacked in February 1760. This chapter is essentially a historical architectural study of a building no longer extant, utilizing documentary research, archaeological findings, and comparisons with earlier British frontier fortifications in the Scottish Highlands to explain terminology used by those who designed and inspected the fort. Over forty years of archaeological and historical research initially undertaken to reconstruct the fort as a heritage tourism site is summarized. The compiled research led to new interpretations about the main structure, outworks, and fort terminology. Fieldwork and research involved numerous people, many of whom developed ideas of what the fort once resembled and eventually leading to its planned reconstruction.

Keywords:   French and Indian War, North Carolina, archaeology, fort architecture, frontier fortifications, Fort Dobbs

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