Victory in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One hundred years later - as America recovered from a divisive Civil War and opened its arms to millions of immigrants - Centennial celebrations focused on the "noble" Revolutionary War spirit to heal, educate, and guide the young country forward, and inspired local citizens to build the 155' granite Monument in honor of a hometown victory that helped forge a democratic nation.
"Let our hurrying crowd pause for a time before the monument... they will have rest of mind, of body, of nerves and above all, that they find incentive for noble action beyond." --Ellen Hardin Walworth, 1891
A climb to the top via a stairway of nearly 200 steps provides a panoramic view of the surround countryside. Visitors unable to make the steep climb may enjoy a look at a photo book of the Monument's restored features
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1736.
Location. 43° 5.848′ N, 73° 35.541′ W. Marker is in Victory, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Burgoyne Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker can not be seen from the road. There is a parking lot near the monument. The marker is in the visitor kiosk, near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victory Woods (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Nathan Goodale (about 500 feet away); Saratoga Monument Association (about 500 feet away); You’ve Been Robbed! (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Victory Woods (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Last Ditch Defenses (approx. ¼ mile away); Burgoyne Hopelessly Surrounded (approx. ¼ mile away); A Good Place to Set Up Camp (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victory.
More about this monument. The illustration on the marker's lower left is, "from a 1897 Harper's
Regarding Saratoga Monument. In the western niche of the monument is a life size statue of Colonel Daniel Morgan facing the area he took position to surround the British during the Battles of Saratoga.
In the northern niche of the monument is a life size statue of General Horatio Gates facing the direction of the invading British Army from Canada.
In the eastern niche of the monument is a life size statue of General Phillip Schuyler facing the direction of his home next to the Hudson River.
The empty southern niche is for Saratoga hero General Benedict Arnold, symbolizing his later treachery to the American cause.
A Crucial American Victory
Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory renewed patriots' hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world.
The Saratoga Monument, a 155 foot high stone obelisk, is open for visitation. Begun on October 17, 1877 and completed in 1882, it was built by a group of private citizens who wanted to commemorate the surrender of the British Army under General Burgoyne. Given to the State
Also see . . .
1. History of the Saratoga Monument. Colonial Quills website entry (Submitted on July 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. The Battle of Saratoga. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Revolution Schuylerville Philip Schuyler Horatio Gates John Burgoyne Benedict Arnold Simon Fraser
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