Constitution Island in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built in 1779, Redoubt 6 demonstrates the Army’s concern for fortifying the high ground. Necessary for its defense were approximately 115 infantrymen; no cannon were listed for this redoubt.
The integrated West Point fortification system provided strong defenses against land assault on its Hudson River obstructions, consisting of the Great Chain, the river batteries, and Fort Clinton. Fort Putnam was the key to land defense on the western side, and on both sides of the river, several smaller forts or redoubts, including three on Constitution Island and two behind the town of Garrison, occupied commanding hills and comprised the outer ring of the fortification system.
Location. 41° 24.237′ N, 73° 57.1′ W. Marker is in Constitution Island, New York, in Orange County. Click for map. Marker is on Constitution Island, at the U.S. Military Academy. Redoubt 6 and the marker can be accessed from a marked trail beginning just north of the caretaker’s house. 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. Redoubt 5 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Warner House (about 700 feet away); Anna B. Warner Memorial Garden The Great Chain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hill Cliff Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gravel Hill Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Constitution Area (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Constitution Island.
Also see . . . The Revolutionary War on Constitution Island. The Constitution Island Association website. (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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