Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Crown Forces Baggage Park
When the order came to retreat, the civilian teamsters contracted by the British – many from Canada – began harnessing teams of horses and yoking pairs of bawling oxen in the Baggage Park on the flat directly below you. Wagons and two-wheeled carts not already loaded were hurriedly piled with officers’ bedding, trunks and beds, pots and pans, barrels and sacks of foodstuffs.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 43° 0.213′ N, 73° 36.459′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Saratoga National Historic Park, on a walking trail that begins 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. Crown Forces Artillery Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Site of General Fraser (about 500 feet away); The Great Redoubt Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (about 600 feet away); Site of the Taylor Cabin (about 600 feet away); A Route Well Traveled (about 700 feet away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burgoyne’s Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
More about this marker. The right of the marker features a picture of teamsters with wagons at the Baggage Park.
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Saratoga (Second)/Bemis Height's. The American Revolutionary War website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Saratoga 1777. A British perspective of the Battles of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.