“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort Arnold

Fort Arnold Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
1. Fort Arnold Marker
Fort Arnold was renamed Fort Clinton following Benedict Arnold’s treason. It was the main fortification at West Point. Situated at the tip of the Plain overlooking the Hudson River, Fort Arnold, containing 12 cannon, 11 mortars and supported by four riverline batteries, dominated the sharp bend in the Hudson River and protected the Great Chain. Over 620 soldiers, excluding artillerymen, were needed to man the fort.
Location. 41° 23.401′ N, 73° 57.815′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on 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. Sherburne’s Redoubt (here, next to this marker); Cannon (here, next to this marker); Fort Putnam (here, next to this marker); Artillery and Mortars (here, next to this marker); Casemates (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); North and South Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Archeology, 1974 (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
Fort Arnold Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
2. Fort Arnold Marker
Marker in Fort Putnam Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
3. Marker in Fort Putnam
Fort Putnam Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
4. Fort Putnam
The Fort Arnold marker is located on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy inside Fort Putnam.
Links from the Great Chain Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
5. Links from the Great Chain
Fort Arnold protected the Great Chain that spanned the Hudson River near here. These links from the chain are on display at the McLean Historical Museum at Fort Clinton.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 391 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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