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

Freeman House

and Site of the Battle of September 19, 1777

 

óHistory Now ó

 
Freeman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Freeman House Marker
Inscription. The first battle of Saratoga was fought here on September 19, 1777. The map shows the troop positions. British forces drove the Americans from this place immediately around Freemanís farmhouse. Then the British fortified the area, including the buildings, with earthen and log parapet walls, entrenched, and vainly waited for reinforcements to come.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.224′ N, 73° 38.221′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park along a walking trail at the Balcarres Redoubt/Freeman Farm stop. 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. Zebulon Bidwell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Balcarres Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Forces (about 500 feet away); Americans Attack (about 600 feet away); Saratoga 1777 (about 600 feet away); Bloody Knoll
Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield
(about 700 feet away); John Hardin Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedict Arnold Boot Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a picture of the American troops being driven from the Freeman Farm by the advancing British troops. A map of troop positions is found on the upper right of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Freeman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Freeman House Marker
British Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. British Cannon
The British fortified this position after the September 19, 1777 battle. This cannon is located near the marker.
Troop Positions Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Troop Positions Map from Marker
The Famous Freeman Farm — The “Pivot Ground” of the Revolutionary War image. Click for full size.
J. J. Prats Postcard Collection
6. The Famous Freeman Farm — The “Pivot Ground” of the Revolutionary War
Undated photographic post card with no other markings. The monument in the center would qualify for its own page as a historical marker for this website if its inscription could be deciphered. Was it located nearby?
The Saratoga Monument erected by Martin D. Hardin image. Click for full size.
J. J. Prats Postcard Collection
7. The Saratoga Monument erected by Martin D. Hardin
Enlargement of the postcard shown in Photo No. 5.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on November 12, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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