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Burial Site of General Fraser

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Burial Site of General Fraser Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Burial Site of General Fraser Marker
Inscription.  
The British General Simon Fraser, mortally wounded during the battle of October 7, 1777, was buried near this site the following day.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic 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, 1972.
 
Location. 43° 0.239′ N, 73° 36.555′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Saratoga National Historic Park at the Fraser Burial Site stop on the auto 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 Great Redoubt (here, next to this marker); Crown Forces Baggage Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Forces Artillery Park (about 500 feet away); The River Redoubts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burgoyne’s Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Burial Site of General Fraser Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. Burial Site of General Fraser Marker
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Site of the Taylor Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of British soldiers attending the burial of General Fraser. The upper right of the marker contains an engraving of crossed British and Americans flags over a cannon, drum and stacked muskets.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Saratoga 1777. A British perspective of the Battles of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Markers in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Markers in Saratoga National Historic Park
Two markers are found at the Fraser Burial Site stop in Saratoga National Historic Park. The Burial Site of General Fraser marker is on the right.
British Fortifications Overlooking Hudson River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. British Fortifications Overlooking Hudson River
The red-topped poles in this and the above photo indicate the location of British fortifications during the Battles of Saratoga. These cannon were to protect the camps, hospital, artillery park and supply base near the Hudson River.
Wounding Site of General Fraser image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Wounding Site of General Fraser
General Fraser was mortally wounded at this site on the Barber Wheatfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,309 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 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 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 3, 2022