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Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

You’ve Been Robbed!

 
 
You’ve Been Robbed! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. You’ve Been Robbed! Marker
Inscription.
These woods should have been a treasure-trove of Revolutionary War artifacts. Yet recent archeological work here have yielded not a single remnant from the 2,500 British soldiers who camped here in 1777.

Over the years some people illegally “relic-hunted” in Victory Woods. Digging ruined its earthworks. Their greed robbed you of your heritage. Lawful, sensitive, and scientific archeology can recover vital information and historic objects that benefit all Americans.

Federal law prevents looting of historic sites. In 1979 Congress passed the Archeological Resources Protection Act. But just having this law in place did not prevent terrible losses in Victory Woods.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 5.68′ N, 73° 35.589′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Monument Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located along a walking trail through Victory Woods. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Good Place to Set Up Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Burgoyne Hopelessly Surrounded
You’ve Been Robbed! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. You’ve Been Robbed! Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Victory Woods (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Ditch Defenses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); . . . their cannon shot . . . reaching every part of our camp (about 400 feet away); The Stench of Failure (about 600 feet away); Saratoga Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Brothers Meet Again (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take of tour of Victory Woods, where the British army under Gen. John Burgoyne retreated to after the Battles of Saratoga, and from where he surrendered on October 17, 1777.
 
Also see . . .  Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Victory Woods Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Marker on Victory Woods Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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