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

The River Redoubts

 
 
The River Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. The River Redoubts Marker
Inscription. On these bluffs the British constructed three redoubts to protect their artillery park and hospital, located on the river flats below.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.111′ N, 73° 36.599′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park at the Great Redoubt stop on the auto 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. Burgoyne’s Retreat (here, next to this marker); Main Crown Forces Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Forces Artillery Park (about 400 feet away); Burial Site of General Fraser (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Forces Baggage Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Taylor Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a map of the British fortifications
Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park
In 1777, this and other nearby sites contained a system of fortifications built by the British designed to guard the hospital, artillery park, camp and supply base located near the river.
that were located on this site in 1777. Indicated are Burgoyne’s Camp, the hospital, artillery park and wartime roads and structures.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Saratoga 1777. A British perspective of the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers at the Great Reboubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Markers at the Great Reboubt
Two markers are found at this location. The River Redoubts Marker is on the right.
Markers on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
4. Markers on the Saratoga Battlefield
The River Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. The River Fortifications
This photo, taken from in front of the marker faces in the direction of the hospital, artillery park and supply base. The Hudson River is visible in the picture.
Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Marker Map
The map on the marker shows the layout of Burgoyne's camp on the Saratoga Battlefield. Indicated on the map are the locations of the encampments, fortifications, hospital, artillery park, and wartime roads and structures. The location of the marker is also shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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