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

The British Withdraw

October 7, 1777

 
 
The British Withdraw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. The British Withdraw Marker
Inscription.  As the action of October 7 developed, the British right and left flanks began to break under the American attack. General Simon Fraser was mortally wounded a few yards northwest of here (to your left) while trying to rally the British 24th Regiment. General Learned’s Brigade, now led by Benedict Arnold, drove back the Germans in the center. The withdrawal became general as Burgoyne’s troops fell back to their fortifications on Freeman Farm.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1450.
 
Location. 43° 0.076′ N, 73° 38.786′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park along the Park Tour Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Second Battle Begins (a few steps from this marker);
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General Fraser Was Struck (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Joseph Cilly (a few steps from this marker); The Battle Begins at Barber’s Wheat Field (a few steps from this marker); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Frazer Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); New York and Massachusetts Forces (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a map showing troop movements and fortifications during the October 7, 1777 battle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Bemis Heights, (Second Saratoga), 7 October 1777. History of War website. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
The British Withdraw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. The British Withdraw Marker
Marker at the Barber Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker at the Barber Wheatfield
After a hour of fierce fighting on October 7, 1777, the British and German troops retreated past this point on their way to the Balcarres Redoubt on the site of Freeman Farm.
Site of Fraser Fatal Wound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Site of Fraser Fatal Wound
At this site, not far from the marker, British General Simon Fraser was mortally wounded while directing a holding action to cover the retreat of his troops.
Battle Map of the British Withdraw image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Battle Map of the British Withdraw
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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