West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Clinton was constructed of earth and logs. During the Revolution it contained a powder magazine, barricades, and bombproofs for its garrison of about 700 men. Its armament consisted of 12 cannon and 11 mortars of various calibers. Because Fort Clinton was dominated by higher ground to the south and west, several forts and redoubts were built there to defend it against overland attack. Fort Putnam, the major protective work in the system, can be seen on the treeline to your rear.
After the Revolution, Fort Clinton served as an active fort and an arsenal for the storage of arms and equipment. After the Military Academy was founded in 1802, Fort Clinton ceased
Location. 41° 23.662′ N, 73° 57.158′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Cullum Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the United States Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Malek Tennis Center (about 700 feet away); Battle of Yorktown (about 700 feet away); Battle of Palo Alto (about 700 feet away); Battle of Resaca De La Palma (about 700 feet away); Great Chain Battery (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a relief showing the Great Chain spanning the Hudson River between Constitution Island and the site of Fort Clinton.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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