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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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The Second Fort Vause

The Second Fort Vause

A Crucial French and Indian War Fort in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia

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The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts

Kim A. Mcbride

University Press of Florida

This chapter presents the research conducted at Fort Vause, near the Roanoke River in southwestern Virginia. The post was built in 1756 and occupied from the fall of that year to fall 1757 by Virginia Regiment soldiers under Peter Hogg. Fort construction was a local response to the June 1756 destruction of the first Fort Vause by a party of Shawnee and French. Period accounts suggest that the first fort, located at the home of Ephram Vause, was a wooden stockade, but little is known of the second fort, except that it was not liked by Colonel George Washington. Preliminary archaeological investigations were conducted at the second fort in 1968. Recent excavations were expanded, and a more comprehensive survey of the site was conducted that provides better information on midden deposits and fort construction.

Keywords:   French and Indian War, Virginia, archaeology, frontier fortifications, Fort Vause

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