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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rogers Island

 
 
Rogers Island Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
1. Rogers Island Marker
Weathering has worn away most of the printing inside the engraved letters of the marble.






Inscription.
Bivouac Area
Major Robert Rogers and his
ten Ranger Companies during
the French and Indian Wars
1755 - 1759

Site of
Fort Nicholson           1709
Fort Lydius                 1731
Fort Lyman                 1755
Fort Edward               1757

General Headquarters
North American - British
Expeditionary Forces
1755 - 1759

This plaque presented by
Rogers Island
Historical Association
July 12, 1964

 
Erected 1964 by Rogers Island Historical Association.
 
Location. 43° 15.767′ N, 73° 35.167′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Rogers Island Road 0.3 miles south of New York State Highway 197, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Progenitors of Independence (here, next to this marker); Major Robert Rogers (here, next to this marker); The Island (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Edward
Rogers Island Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
2. Rogers Island Marker
The marker is in a field flanked by two flag poles.
(about 700 feet away); Old Moat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Edward (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northeast Bastion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort House Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
More about this marker. Directions from northbound Interstate 87 (Adirondack Northway), take Exit 17 N on to US Route 9, at 1.2 miles by the Hess Gas Station take a right onto State Route 197 (Reynolds Road). Stay on Route 197 until approximately 100 yard pass the first bridge over the Hudson River (you are now on Rogers Island), the drive-way is on the right, this is 4.5 miles from the turn onto Route 197. Turn right and follow the Road pass Rogers Island Visitors' Center parking lot, the road becomes a dirt road and makes a sharp right hand turn under a D&H Rail Road trestle. Continue on the road, the monument is on the right hand side of the road .3 miles from the turn off Route 197.
 
Regarding Rogers Island. Major Robert Rogers and his Rules of Ranging are said to be the foundation of the United States Army Rangers. His life and exploits have been the subject
Statue of Major Robert Rogers Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
3. Statue of Major Robert Rogers
This sculpture was commissioned by Mr. Frank Nastasi, owner of the island and admirer of Major Robert Rogers. The statue, unveiled on May 30, 2005, was done by sculptor Alice Manzi. Rogers Island Marker is in background.
of books and movies.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Progenitors of Independence Monument Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
4. Progenitors of Independence Monument
South of monolith looking north. Statue of Major Robert Rogers and Rogers Island marker can be seen in background.
 
 
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