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

North Redan

 
 
North Redan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. North Redan Marker
Inscription. If the ‘redcoats’ had advanced down the road below toward Albany the guns of this strongpoint would have been the first to greet them. In 1777 the road swung from its present route diagonally across the fields below you toward the river.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 58.958′ N, 73° 37.525′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. 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. Strategy and Terrain (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anchor of the American Line (about 700 feet away); Nicholas Fish (about 800 feet away); Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Patriots’ Eye-View (approx. ¼ mile away); American River Fortifications (approx. ¼ mile away); American River Defense (approx. ¼ mile away); Thaddeus Kosciusko (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains an engraving of an American
North Redan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. North Redan Marker
artillery crew manning a cannon that overlooks the road to Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on August 4, 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.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park
Col. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish military engineer and volunteer in the patriot cause, set up these fortifications at this strategic location overlooking the road to Albany.
American River Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. American River Fortifications
These fortifications, together with batteries on the banks of the Hudson River, prevented the British from using the road below. This forced Burgoyne to attack the main American line on Bemis Heights on September 19, 1777.
Revolutionary War Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Revolutionary War Cannon
This tripod was used by Continental soldiers to load cannons onto their carriages. It is located a short distance from the marker.
 
 
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