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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Surrender at Saratoga

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
1. Surrender at Saratoga Marker
Inscription.
SARATOGA

17th October 1777

 
Location. 41° 23.502′ N, 73° 57.222′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Cullum Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the US Military Academy behind building 603. 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. Kosciuszko’s Garden Restoration (here, next to this marker); Kosciuszko’s Garden (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Kosciuszko’s Garden (here, next to this marker); Malek Tennis Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); General George S. Patton, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Thayer Walk (about 700 feet away); Dwight David Eisenhower (about 700 feet away); Twentieth Century Wars (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Surrender at Saratoga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
2. Surrender at Saratoga Marker
The marker commemorates the surrender of British Gen. John Burgoyne and his army to American Gen. Horatio Gates in 1777.
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By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
3. Marker at West Point
The marker is carved into the rockface in Kosciuszko's Garden. American Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko built the fortifications at Saratoga that helped defeat Burgoyne's army.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 6 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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