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General Fraser Was Struck

 
 
General Fraser Was Struck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. General Fraser Was Struck Marker
Inscription. As the carnage in the Barber Wheat Field neared an end, Brigadier General Simon Fraser was struck by a rifle ball while directing a holding action to cover the retreat. Grievously wounded, the brave British general was carried from the battlefield.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.065′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park at the Barber Wheatfield stop on 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. Colonel Joseph Cilly (here, next to this marker); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field (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
Markers at the Barber Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Markers at the Barber Wheatfield
Several markers are located at this site, overlooking the field where the bloodiest fighting occurred on October 7, 1777. The marker for General Fraser is the rightmost one in the photo.
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 top of the marker contains a picture of General Fraser at the moment he received his fatal wound. He is on horseback, attempting to rally his men.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Man Who Shot Simon Fraser. Article about the legendary Tim Murphy, marksman of Bemis Heights. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. 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.) 

3. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Mortal Wounding Site of General Fraser image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Mortal Wounding Site of General Fraser
General Fraser received his mortal wound on this site, a few yards from the marker. His death resulted in a disorganized retreat by the demoralized British and German troops.
 
 
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 902 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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