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

The Great Redoubt

 
 
The Great Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. The Great Redoubt Marker
Inscription. Capture of the Breymann Redoubt forced Burgoyne to withdraw his army to a position centered on three fortifications shown on this map drawn by a British officer.

This is the site of the eastern wall of the second of these three fortifications which were referred to by the British as the “Great Redoubt.” They were built sometime between September 19 and October 7, 1777.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.243′ N, 73° 36.555′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historic Park at the Fraser Burial Site 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. Burial Site of General Fraser (here, next to this marker); Crown Forces Baggage Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Forces Artillery Park (about 500 feet away); The River Redoubts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burgoyne’s Retreat
The Great Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. The Great Redoubt Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Taylor Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker features the map of the British fortifications mentioned on the marker. The right of the marker contains a drawing of the Great Redoubt in relation to the marker location.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Saratoga 1777. A British perspective of the Battles of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Markers in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Markers in Saratoga National Historic Park
Two markers are found at the Fraser Burial Site stop in Saratoga National Historic Park. The Great Redoubt marker is on the left.
Artillery in the Great Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Artillery in the Great Redoubt
The red-topped poles indicate the location of British fortifications during the Battles of Saratoga. These cannon were to protect the camps, hospital, artillery park and supply base near the Hudson River.
Great Redoubt Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Great Redoubt Cannon
The artillery that was placed at this location overlooked the Hudson River.
Map of British Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Map of British Fortifications
This map from the marker, drawn by a British officer, shows the fortifications built by the British after the first Battle of Saratoga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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