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

Saratoga 1777

The Great Ravine

 
 
Saratoga 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. Saratoga 1777 Marker
Inscription.
Here the battle raged
back and forth on
Sept. 19 and Oct. 7.

Here Major Acland
was wounded
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The gift of
Mrs Estelle Willoughby

 
Location. 42° 59.851′ N, 73° 38.829′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park,along the auto tour road. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timothy Murphy (about 500 feet away); Rockefeller Memorial (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (about 700 feet away); New York and Massachusetts Forces (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Begins at Barber’s Wheat Field (approx. ¼ mile away); General Fraser Was Struck (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Joseph Cilly (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .
1. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. Saratoga 1777 Marker
. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Great Ravine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. The Great Ravine Marker
During the Battle of Freeman’s Farm on October 7, 1777, Maj. John Dyke Acland was shot in both legs and captured while fighting with Brig. Gen. Enoch Poor's 800-man brigade.
The Great Ravine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. The Great Ravine
After the Battle of Freeman's Farm on September 19, 1777, Burgoyne fell back behind this ravine, about 3 miles north of Bemis Heights, and started building fortifications.
Great Ravine from the Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Great Ravine from the Road
Across this Ravine, the American and British pickets exchanged musket shots between the first and second battles of Saratoga.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   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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