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The 1812 period Naval Hospital at Point Frederick, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

Author(s): Jeffrey Seibert

Year: 2014

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Summary

Over the last five years, archaeologists’ understanding of the War of 1812 Naval Establishment at Point Frederick / Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario has undergone some profound changes. Among these is the recognition that the 1812 period naval hospital does not correspond with the current Commandant’s house, but instead represents an entirely separate and ruined structure associated within the same area of the complex as the Commandant’s house but distinct from it. Through the collaborative work of archaeologists, historians and members of the Canadian Forces, archaeologists at the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation in Kingston Ontario have located and begun to investigate this important piece of the early military complex on site. This finding has ramifications for our understanding of the complex as a whole in addition to our understanding of the War of 1812 on the Upper St Lawrence and Lake Ontario.


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The 1812 period Naval Hospital at Point Frederick, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. Jeffrey Seibert. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436727)


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PaperId(s): SYM-15,04

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America