--- In WarOf1812@y..., "Craig Williams" <sgtwarnr@i...> wrote:
> As we know,
> > they turned out to not only be complete, but had been, at the time
> > Drummond interogated the "deserters", The American perimeter wasn't all
> > that large - it would have been impossible NOT to see the guns on Snake
> > Hill, etc.from within the perimeter.
> Just an observation
> Actually, the perimeter of the fort was almost 1/3 of a mile from east to
> west and filled with buildings, tents, soldiers, material, traverses, etc.
> In fact it is quite difficult to see Snake Hill from the restored section of
> the fort even today.
Um, like you say, it was a third of a mile, packed with troops,
etc...who talk to each other (a bullet is the only thing in the
military that travels faster than information, when the privates are
interested in the answer <grin>)
Just too many coincidences to be a coincidence involved that night,
especially when feeding the enemy bogus info via "deserters" was a
Its not a major point, just one that I wish I knew the real answer