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Colonel Joseph Cilly

 
 
Colonel Joseph Cilly	 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Colonel Joseph Cilly Marker
Inscription. At the height of the fighting in the Barber Wheat Field, when New Hampshire Continentals overran two British cannons, an excited American officer, Colonel Joseph Cilly, leaped upon one of the smoking guns to claim it for the Patriotsí cause.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.065′ N, 73° 38.791′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park at the Barber Wheatfield stop on the Park Tour Road. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Fraser Was Struck (here, next to this marker); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field (here, next to this marker); The British Advance on Bemis Heights (a few steps from this marker); The British Withdraw (a few steps from this marker); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Frazer Fell (within shouting
Markers on the Barber Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Markers on the Barber Wheatfield
Several markers are located at this site, overlooking the field where the bloodiest fighting occurred on October 7, 1777. The Colonel Joseph Cilly marker is the leftmost of the three in the photo.
distance of this marker); New York and Massachusetts Forces (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of Colonel Cilly on top of a captured British cannon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Bemis Heights, (Second Saratoga), 7 October 1777. History of War website. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Artillery at Barber Wheat Field image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Artillery at Barber Wheat Field
This cannon, located near the marker, is approximately at the position of the cannons captured by Colonel Cilly and his New Hampshire troops. The photo looks in the direction from which the American troops attacked.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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