West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Revolutionary War Fortifications
Fortifications were constructed with the most readily available materials: earth, stone and wood. Forts, redoubts and batteries were normally built with a dry masonry stone foundation topped with some combination of earth, fascines (bundles of sticks) and logs. Forts and redoubts were enclosed works with artillery storage areas and often some shelter for soldiers; Batteries were fortifications open to the rear and used for artillery placement only.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 41° 23.417′ N, 73° 57.821′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Delafield Road, on the right. Marker is located inside Fort Putnam on the grounds of the United States Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitution Island (here, next to this marker); Constitution Island Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Archeology, 1974Original Embrasure (a few steps from this marker); Artillery and Mortars (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherburne’s Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean Historical Museum Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.