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

Fort Meigs

Built 1778

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
1. Fort Meigs Marker
Inscription.
Named after Colonel Return J. Meigs of the Sixth Connecticut Regiment who directed the construction of the fort by his men in 1778.
 
Location. 41° 23.069′ N, 73° 57.532′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Schofield Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the U.S. 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. Fort Wyllys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); USMA Crest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lusk Reservoir (approx. 0.2 miles away); Class of June 1943 Memorial (approx. mile away); Southeast Asia Memorial (approx. mile away); Howze Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michie Stadium (approx. 0.3 miles away); National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
2. Fort Meigs Marker
Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
3. Fort Meigs Marker
Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
4. Fort Meigs Marker
Fort Meigs image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
5. Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs was one of three forts built at West Point by Connecticut regiments during the Revolutionary War. Located on high ground east of Fort Putnam, this fort covered a low ground approach to Fort Arnold, which was located on the banks of the Hudson River, as well as the low ground around Fort Putnam.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
6. Fort Meigs at West Point
 
 
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