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

Earthworks

 
 
Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Earthworks Marker
Inscription.  
On the wooded hill
to the left stand
Earthworks
thrown up by Amer. Army
before the Battle of Saratoga
1777
State Education Department 1932

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 42° 58.253′ N, 73° 38.007′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on U.S. 4, on the right when traveling south. 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. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Forgotten Lives; Working Class Families of the Canal Era Revealed (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); American River Fortifications (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thaddeus Kosciusko (approx. 0.7 miles away);
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American River Defense (approx. 0.7 miles away); Patriots’ Eye-View (approx. 0.7 miles away); Redoubt (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Saratoga. Saratoga Chamber of Commerce website entry (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Stillwater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Stillwater Marker
This marker is located a few miles south of Saratoga National Historical Park. During the Battle, this road to Albany was covered by American artillery located in the fortifications in a bluff overlooking this site, closing it to British use.
American Fortifications image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. American Fortifications
Artillery at this location looked down on the Albany Road and site of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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