Fort Henry: An Illustrated History

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Stephen D. Mecredy tells the story of Fort Henry, the people and events--hangings, escapes, cholera outbreaks--involved in its colourful past.

Fort Henry, with its massive limestone walls and elegant Martello towers, was once central to the defence of Canada; today, its precision drill and battle reenactments attract visitors from the world over. This book offers a richly illustrated guide to the fort: its history is shown in dramatic photographs and rare nineteenth-century prints and paintings, while an illustrated walking tour takes the visitor through the main rooms at the site.

Fort Henry: An Illustrated History is a handsomely illustrated glimpse into the past that shows how the fort was experienced by those who garrisoned and preserved it.

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STEPHEN D. MECREDY, a member of the Fort Henry Guard from 1974 to 1980, rose through the ranks to become Guard Captain. He was Curator and Historian of Fort Henry from 1982 until 1990 and Supervisor of Programs at the fort from 1990 until 1998. He now teaches at Joyceville Public School near Kingston.

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Meredy's history should make a very useful guidebook for visitors. (Barbara Roberston Canadian Book Review Annual)

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