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West Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hessian Encampment

 
 
Hessian Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
1. Hessian Encampment Marker
Inscription.
Here encamped Oct. 30 and 31, 1777, Gen. Riedesel and his Hessian soldiers on their way to Boston after Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga.

This tablet was placed by George Washington Chapter, Sons of the American Revolition.
Springfield Mass.
Erected A.D. 1904.

 
Erected 1904 by Sons of the American Revolition, George Washington Chapter.
 
Location. 42° 6.419′ N, 72° 37.039′ W. Marker is in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue (Massachusetts Route 20) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Park Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Springfield MA 01089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (a few steps from this marker); Hay Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Commanding Officer's House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Master Armorer's House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Main Arsenal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Armory Fence (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Shays’ Rebellion (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in West Springfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Marker in West Springfield
Hessian Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Hessian Encampment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 27 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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