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Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

Postby Mark » May 2nd, 2013, 9:03 pm

Does anyone know if Brimstone Hill Fortress played any active role in the French Revolutionary and/or Napoleonic Wars? I know construction began by the British in the 1690s and they abandoned it in the mid-Victorian period but my knowledge ends there. A Twitter friend of mine visited recently and it looks an interesting place to see and explore.

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Re: Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

Postby Josh&Historyland » May 3rd, 2013, 1:10 pm

During either seven years War or the American Revolution it was sieged by the French, @74guns tweeted about it ages ago on twitter, it was a part of the campaign that included the battle of Frigate Bay, wonderful names though! Very Treasure Island. Don't know enough about the West Indies Campaign yet to comment effectively though.

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