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The Battle of Freemanís Farm

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. The Battle of Freemanís Farm Marker
Inscription. In the fields before you, the first action of the Battle of Saratoga began. Shortly after noon on September 19, American pickets posted in the Freeman House fired on advance elements of the center column of the British army. The Americans were driven back. After a lull, general fighting followed, and these fields changed hands several times. Then, German troops under Baron von Riedesel arrived from the river road and struck the American flank, forcing the Patriots to withdraw to Bemis Heights. The British had possession of these fields but their advance on Albany had been halted.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.367′ N, 73° 38.8′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park, along the 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. Prelude to History (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Frazer Fell (approx. 0.3 miles away); The British Withdraw (approx.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. The Battle of Freemanís Farm Marker
0.3 miles away); The British Advance on Bemis Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Fraser Was Struck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Joseph Cilly (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the map contains a Battle map of Freeman's Farm.
 
Also see . . .
1. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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The Battle of Freemanís Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. The Battle of Freemanís Farm Marker
Marker at Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Marker at Saratoga National Historical Park
The field in front of the marker was the location of the farm of John Freeman, a loyalist who went north to join the British invasion force.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Site of Freemanís Farm
On this ground, Daniel Morgan's riflemen fired the first shots of the battle at Burgoyne's center column. Most of the fighting took place on these fields.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Site of Freemanís Farm
This is the site of the September 19, 1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm. The red-topped posts indicate the location of fortifications built by the British after the battle.
Detail of Battle Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
7. Detail of Battle Map
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,526 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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