Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick

A crumbling Colonial fort becomes the foundation for Emancipation Day. Nine historians and archaeologists follow Fort Frederick's lineage as it becomes the birthplace of Reconstruction.

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A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts
A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts

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280 years ago, the colonial government in Port Royal conceded to the settlers’ demands for a new fort for protection from a Spanish incursion. Although its original mission was short-lived, in 1863...
Fort Frederick, Chapter 1
Fort Frederick, Chapter 1

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Port Royal Sound has unique characteristics that make it the epicenter for some of the most important events in American History. Fort Frederick saw its share. An archaeological survey begins.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 2
Fort Frederick, Chapter 2

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Ancient American Indians were the first occupiers of Port Royal. The plan for a large archaeological expedition are finalized.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 4
Fort Frederick, Chapter 4

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Time has degraded the tabby walls of the old fort. A master craftsman has the right recipe for restoration.

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