Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field
This panorama recreates the struggle at the moment when the Americans gained the advantage. In the foreground, Patriots pour murderous volleys into the retreating British Grenadiers. Smoke in the far distance marks the crumbling British right flank.
In the middle ground, though still fighting valiantly, German and English ranks are giving way to the American onslaught.
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
Location. 43° 0.064′ N, 73° 38.791′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park, at the Barber Wheatfield stop on the Park 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 General Fraser Was Struck (here, next to this marker); Colonel Joseph Cilly (here, next to this marker); The British Advance on Bemis Heights (a few steps from this marker); The British Withdraw (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. The center of the marker contains a picture of the peak of the October 7 Battle of Saratoga. American and British troops are seen in lines fighting only several yards from each other.
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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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 1,732 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.