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Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Breastworks

 
 
Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Breastworks Marker
Inscription.  
Erected under direction of Thaddeus Koscuiszko in August-September 1777 to check Burgoyne's invasion
 
Erected 1949 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 42° 47.102′ N, 73° 40.798′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Peebles Island State Park, Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Ford (here, next to this marker); An Urban Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American & 17th-century History of Peebles Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Peebles Island in the 18th-20th Centuries (within shouting distance of this marker); Cluett, Peabody & Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); View of Van Schaick Island (about 400 feet away); The Waterways that Shaped a Nation
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peebles Island State Park. NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Burgoyne's Campaign: June-October 1777. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746-1817) Hero of America and Poland. Polish-American Center website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Monticello website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 21, 2006
2. Breastworks Marker
Previously the Breastworks marker had a non-standardized paint scheme.
Waterford and Breastworks Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
3. Waterford and Breastworks Markers
Looking NNE
Breastworks Remnant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
4. Breastworks Remnant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 736 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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