Watch soldiers of the Continental Army build huts at Ticonderoga just as they did 238 years ago on this ground. See exciting new research into the living quarters of these soldiers come to life in this weekend-long building project. The Ticonderoga peninsula was already an old battlefield and encampment site by the summer of 1776 when American soldiers began digging in to block a British invasion southward. For soldiers, like those of the Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion, their first priority was to erect earthworks with which to hold this vital ground. As the works neared completion and autumn weather began early that September, these soldiers turned their attention to building more hospitable living quarters than their canvas tents.