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The British Advance on Bemis Heights

October 7, 1777

 
 
The British Advance on Bemis Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. The British Advance on Bemis Heights Marker
Inscription. On October 7, General Burgoyne sent 1,500 men and 10 cannon to flank the American position on Bemis Heights. The Patriots intercepted the British here in the Barber wheatfield and the battle was on again.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.074′ N, 73° 38.79′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park along the Park Tour Road. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The British Withdraw (here, next to this marker); General Fraser Was Struck (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Joseph Cilly (a few steps from this marker); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field (a few steps from this marker); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Frazer Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); New York and Massachusetts Forces (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker.
Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park
On October 7, 1777, British and German troops passed this point in an attempt to reconnoiter the American left flank.
The left of the marker contains a battle map showing troop movements and fortifications of the October 7, 1777 battle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Bemis Heights, (Second Saratoga), 7 October 1777. History of War website. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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The British Advance on Bemis Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. The British Advance on Bemis Heights Marker
Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Saratoga Battlefield
This photo, taken from in front of the marker, looks in the direction that the British and German troops advanced on their way to Bemis Heights. The Americans engaged and checked these troops on this field.
The British Advance Battle Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. The British Advance Battle Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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