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Clarks Mills in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

River Crossing

 
 
River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 4, 2020
1. River Crossing Marker
Inscription.  
On August 11, 1777, German
Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum led
his troops across
the Batten Kill near here
on an expedition to Vermont

 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 219.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
 
Location. 43° 6.982′ N, 73° 34.11′ W. Marker is in Clarks Mills, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on County Route 113 0.1 miles south of Dix Bridge Road (County Route 70), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich NY 12834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Furnival's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); British Army Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Position of Burgoyne's Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Canal System (approx. half a mile away); The Marshall House
The Battenkill at Clarks Mills image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 4, 2020
2. The Battenkill at Clarks Mills
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stark’s Knob (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Regarding River Crossing. This expedition to capture "unguarded" supplies at Bennington ended in a rout at the Battle of Bennington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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