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

Saratoga 1777

 
 
Saratoga 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Saratoga 1777 Marker
Inscription.  
Here the first assault was
made by the Americans on
the British line of battle
October 7th

in memory of
John M. Brown

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1861.
 
Location. 42° 59.921′ N, 73° 38.822′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park, along the auto tour road. 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. Timothy Murphy (a few steps from this marker); Rockefeller Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York and Massachusetts Forces (about 800 feet away); The Battle Begins at Barber’s Wheat Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Fraser Was Struck
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Joseph Cilly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .  Saratoga National Historic Park. The Story of the Battles of Saratoga from the National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park
On October 7, the Americans intercepted a force of 1,500 British and German troops near here. They responded with three columns under Colonel Daniel Morgan, Maj. General Ebenezer Learned, and Maj. General Enoch Poor.
Barber Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Barber Wheatfield
The fighting took place on this field for an hour until the British were forced to withdraw to their fortifications around Freeman's Farm.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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