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

Asa Chatfield Farm

 
 
Asa Chatfield Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Asa Chatfield Farm Marker
Inscription. The farmhouse which stood near here was used as an American observation post. Between the engagements, Patriot pickets held the near side of the Middle Ravine; British pickets, the far side.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 59.706′ N, 73° 38.598′ 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 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. Site of Chatfield Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Saratoga 1777 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (approx. ľ mile away); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Timothy Murphy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the
Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park
From this point, the American troops first observed the British advance on the Barber Farm which led to the second Battle of Saratoga.
marker features a map showing the locations of the British and American pickets in relation to the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Asa Chatfield Farm
Someday the NPS might get around to correcting this marker. They have had and confirmed that this was not Asa's farm over 30 years ago, but Jesse Chatfields farm. At the time of the battle Asa was only 7 years old. His father Jesse was 45 at the time. Asa was a Captain in the war of 1812 and died in 1828
    — Submitted October 3, 2010, by Charles Chatfield of Palm Coast, Florida.

 
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Site of Chatfield Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Site of Chatfield Farm
The photo, taken from in front of the marker, looks in the direction of the British pickets and fortifications. The Middle Ravine is located just beyond the tree line. The Americans and British troops often exchanged gunfire prior to the October 7, 1777 Battle of Saratoga.
The Middle Ravine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. The Middle Ravine
This natural obstacle, located north of the marker, separated the British and American pickets between the battles at Saratoga.
Map of Chatfield Farm Area from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Map of Chatfield Farm Area from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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