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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bronze Field Guns

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
1. Bronze Field Guns Marker
Inscription.  
Replicas of two English 6 pounder guns and one French 4 pounder gun are mounted on field carriages and in place along the north and west wall. Field guns could be moved to cover a larger field of fire. These and other cannon and mortars were placed according to drawings by Revolutionary War Engineer Lieutenant Louis-Alexandre Berthier and according to a 1974 evaluation of the avenues of approach into the West Point area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
 
Location. 41° 23.418′ N, 73° 57.844′ 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. Original Embrasure (a few steps from this marker); McLean Historical Museum Building (a few steps from this marker); Archeology, 1974 (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
2. Bronze Field Guns Marker
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Constitution Island Redoubts (within shouting distance of this marker); Constitution Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Redoubts 1, 2, 3 and 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Marker in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
3. Marker in Fort Putnam
Bronze Field Gun on West Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
4. Bronze Field Gun on West Wall
Bronze Field Gun in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
5. Bronze Field Gun in Fort Putnam
Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
6. Fort Putnam
The Bronze Field Guns marker is located in Fort Putnam at 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 402 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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