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Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crown Forces

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Crown Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Crown Forces Marker
Inscription. Crown Forces beat off repeated American attacks against this fortified position from about 3:30 in the afternoon until dusk on October 7, 1777.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.159′ N, 73° 38.283′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park along a walking trail at the Balcarres Redoubt/Freeman Farm stop. 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. The Balcarres Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Zebulon Bidwell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloody Knoll (about 500 feet away); Freeman House (about 500 feet away); Americans Attack (about 600 feet away); Saratoga 1777 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Hardin Memorial (approx. mile away); Benedict Arnold Boot Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a picture of British troops behind a log parapet fortification fighting off
Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield
The marker is one of several on the walking trail at the Balcarres Redoubt stop on the tour road.
the advancing American Army.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Crown Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Crown Forces Marker
British Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. British Cannons
Artillery like this supported the British fortifications at this site during the October 7, 1777 battle. These are located near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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