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

Original Embrasure

 
 
Original Embrasure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
1. Original Embrasure Marker
Inscription.  
In this location in 1974, archeologists uncovered what appeared to be an original embrasure (an opening in the parapet to permit the firing of cannon). Excavations also revealed evidence of earlier walls or stone supports for gun platforms. This embrasure supports the supposition that guns were placed here to cover the best infantry approach to Fort Putnam from the north.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
 
Location. 41° 23.421′ N, 73° 57.836′ 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. Bronze Field Guns (a few steps from this marker); Constitution Island Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Constitution Island (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); McLean Historical Museum Building
Original Embrasure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
2. Original Embrasure Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Archeology, 1974 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery and Mortars (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.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
3. Marker in Fort Putnam
Original Embrasure at Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
4. Original Embrasure at Fort Putnam
Cannon in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
5. Cannon in Fort Putnam
Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
6. Fort Putnam
The Original Embrasure marker is located inside 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 337 times since then and 12 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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May. 20, 2022