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Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brigadier General Simon Fraser

 
 
Brigadier General Simon Fraser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Brigadier General Simon Fraser Marker
Inscription.  
Born: Invernesshire, Scotland
Died: Saratoga, New York

This memorial commemorates the death and burial October 8, 1777 of General Simon Fraser, a loyal Highlander, trusted soldier, and respected leader of Burgoyne’s advance corps who was mortally wounded during the second Battle of Saratoga, dedicated this 31st day of August 1986 on behalf of all his fellow Fraser clansmen.
 
Erected 1986.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 0.704′ N, 73° 38.946′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Saratoga National Historical Park, behind the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 225th Anniversary Battles of Saratoga (here, next to this marker); Unknown Soldiers (here, next to this marker); George O. Slingerland (about 400
Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park
There are several markers and monuments behind the visitor center at Saratoga National Historical Park.
feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Battlefield (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named To the Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Freeman’s Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prelude to History (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Breymann Redoubt (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .
1. Simon Fraser of Balnain (general). Entry on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Man Who Shot Simon Fraser. The Legendary Tim Murphy, Marksman of Bemis Heights. In his Original and Authentic Journal of Occurances During the Late American War published in 1809, British Sergeant, Roger Lamb claims that General Fraser, on his deathbed, said he "saw the man who shot him; he was a rifle man, and aimed from a tree." (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. "The Battle of Saratoga" September 19, 1777. The American Revolution website.
The Great Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. The Great Redoubt
British General Simon Fraser was buried near here in the Great Redoubt the day after being mortally wounded on October 7, 1777.
(Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Funeral of General Frazier image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive, circa 1851
4. Funeral of General Frazier
from Historical, Poetical and Pictorial American Scenes, by John Warner Barber and Elizabeth G. Barber, 1851.
Fall of Gen. Fraser image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Fall of Gen. Fraser
This bronze plaque depicting the mortal wounding of Gen. Fraser is in the Saratoga Monument, about 8 miles north of Saratoga National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,726 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on February 19, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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