Napoleonic Wars Forum

The Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

For all discussions relating to fortifications and siege warfare etc. of the Napoleonic period.

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.

Mark
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3624
Joined: May 12th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Location: United Kingdom

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.

Josh.
Adventures In Historyland, Keeping History Real. http://adventuresinhistoryland.wordpress.com/
User avatar
Josh&Historyland
Senior Veteran Member
 
Posts: 1878
Joined: March 2nd, 2013, 1:14 pm


Return to Fortifications & Siege Warfare

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest