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Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs

 
 
Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
1. Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs Marker
Inscription.
In 1778, three forts were built by Connecticut regiments on the ridgeline east of Fort Putnam. They covered the low ground approach to Fort Arnold along the river, the ridgeline itself, and the low ground between Fort Putnam and the ridge. Fort Putnam protected all three forts.
 
Location. 41° 23.376′ N, 73° 57.815′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Delafield Road when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located inside Fort Putnam on the grounds of 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. The Beverly Robinson House (here, next to this marker); Artillery Blind (a few steps from this marker); North and South Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Fort Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Arnold (within shouting distance of this marker); Casemates (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherburne’s Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See the locations
Marker in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
2. Marker in Fort Putnam
and remains of Forts Wyllys and Meigs.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Artillery in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
3. Artillery in Fort Putnam
The Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs marker is located on the wall near this set of cannons in Fort Putnam.
Fort Meigs image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
4. Fort Meigs
The site of Fort Meigs, seen here, is located southeast of the marker
Fort Meigs image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
5. Fort Meigs
Fort Wyllys image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
6. Fort Wyllys
Fort Wyllys, seen here, is located just north of Fort Meigs.
Fort Wyllys image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
7. Fort Wyllys
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
8. View from the Marker
This photo, taken from the marker, shows the sites of Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs. Visible in the picture are the Lusk Reservoir, Michie Stadium and the Hudson River.
Entrance to Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
9. Entrance to Fort Putnam
The Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs marker is located in Fort Putnam at West Point.
 
 
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