West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Constitution Island Redoubts
Redoubts 5, 6 and 7 were built between 1776 and 1779 to protect Constitution Island batteries and overland approaches. Redoubt 5 (on high ground to right of Warner House) was built in 1779 to protect the islandís eastern side and back of Gravel Hill (Greatonís) Battery; Redoubt 6 (at center of island, behind Warner House) was built in 1779 in line over Romanís Battery; and Redoubt 7 (west end of island), built in 1778 on the highest point of Constitution Island, protected the rear of Marine and Gravel Hill Batteries.
Location. 41° 23.423′ N, 73° 57.823′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Delafield Road, on the right 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. Constitution Island (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); Original Embrasure (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Field Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Archeology, 1974 Fort Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean Historical Museum Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery and Mortars (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 three redoubts and batteries they protected on Constitution Island.
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