West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cannon displayed along the southeast parapet are replicas of original garrison 12 and 18 pounder muzzleloading cannon reported in the fort in 1780. Although capable of firing up to 2,000 yards (the river shoreline is between 900 and 1,400 yards from Fort Putnam), these cannon were to be used for short-range firing to protect fortifications below from overland attack.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 41° 23.399′ N, 73° 57.817′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Delafield Road, on the right when traveling north. 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. Fort Putnam (here, next to this marker); Fort Arnold (here, next to this marker); Sherburne’s Redoubt (here, next to this marker); Casemates (here, next to this marker); Artillery and Mortars (a few steps from this Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); North and South Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Archeology, 1974 (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 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.