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

Arnold’s Assault

 
 
Arnold’s Assault Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Arnold’s Assault Marker
Inscription.  While Morgan’s Light Corps, the 5th and 6th Massachusetts Continentals and other American troops attacked the Breymann Redoubt from the front, the intrepid Benedict Arnold – without a command of his own - joined a handful of Americans in a daring assault from the rear. Near this spot Arnold was shot in the leg. The nameless “Boot Monument” symbolizes his bravery as well as his subsequent treason.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 43° 0.51′ N, 73° 38.367′ W. Marker was in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker could be reached from Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park, along the tour road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
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Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Battlefield Hero? Backstabbing Traitor? Both? (a few steps from this marker); Benedict Arnold Boot Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Canadian Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Moment of Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fortified Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hardin Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saratoga 1777 (approx. ¼ mile away); Americans Attack (approx. 0.3 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 Benedict Arnold leading American troops to the rear of the German troops at Breymann Redoubt.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benedict Arnold: General in the Battle of Saratoga. HistoryNet.com website. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker at Breymann Redoubt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker at Breymann Redoubt
At this location, Arnold flanked the troops at the Breymann Redoubt. This was a major turning point in the October 7th battle, and in the Revolutionary War.
Arnold’s Assault Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Arnold’s Assault Marker
Boot Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Boot Monument
This monument honors "the most brilliant soldier of the Continental Army." The name of Benedict Arnold, who was wounded in the leg during the attack, does not appear on the monument.
Guns of Lt. Col. Heinrich Breymann image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Guns of Lt. Col. Heinrich Breymann
This photo looks in the direction defended by the German troops. Arnold's attack came from the left rear of this position.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2022, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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