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

Bemis Heights

 
 
Bemis Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Bemis Heights Marker
Inscription. You are on the crest of Bemis Heights at the apex of the American defense lines. Nearby were a fortified barn, batteries, infantry breastworks, hospital, headquarters and encampment sites.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 59.192′ N, 73° 38.448′ 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 located in Saratoga National Historic 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. Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Neilson House and Farm (about 400 feet away); Unknown American Soldiers (about 400 feet away); New Hampshire Memorial (about 500 feet away); American Encampment and General Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Gates Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Asa Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker features a map of the
Bemis Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. Bemis Heights Marker
American Encampment and forticifations on Bemis Heights in 1777.
 
Also see . . .
1. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on August 3, 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 Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park
This was the location of John Neilson's farm before and after the Battles of Saratoga. The heights got their name from Jotham Bemis who had a tavern at the foot of the heights.
Neilson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Neilson House
The house of John Neilson served as headquarters for American Generals Enoch Poor and Benedict Arnold. It is the only wartime structure remaining on the Saratoga battlefield. This photo was taken from the marker.
Artillery on Bemis Heights image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Artillery on Bemis Heights
The blue topped poles indicate the position of American fortifications during the 1777 Battles of Saratoga.
Bemis Heights Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Bemis Heights Map
This map from the marker shows the postion of American fortifications on Bemis Heights in 1777. The site of the marker is also indicated on the map.
 
 
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