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

The Balcarres Redoubt

 
 
The Balcarres Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. The Balcarres Redoubt Marker
Inscription. Stunned and reeling from fighting in Barberís Wheat Field, Crown Forces were able to re-form here behind previously constructed defenses. These log-and-earth walls had been built shortly after September 19, 1777. These fortifications are now known as the Balcarres Redoubt, named after the British officer who commanded the British Light Infantry stationed here.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.187′ N, 73° 38.278′ 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); Crown Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloody Knoll (about 400 feet away); Americans Attack (about 500 feet
Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield
The Balcarres Redoubt was the strongest part of the fortified line that the British constructed between the Hudson River and the Breymann Redoubt after the September 19, 1777 battle.
away); Saratoga 1777 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Hardin Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedict Arnold Boot Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a picture of British troops in the fortifications of the Balcarres Redoubt. To the left is a cross section diagram of the fortification.
 
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
 
Battle Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Battle Map from Marker
This map shows the markerís position in the Balcarres Redoubt and the direction of the American attacks.
The Balcarres Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
4. The Balcarres Redoubt Marker
British Cannon at the Balcarres Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. British Cannon at the Balcarres Redoubt
The Balcarres Redoubt was fortified with artillery such as this cannon found near the marker. The red-topped poles indicate the location of the fortification walls.
Balcarres Redoubt Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
6. Balcarres Redoubt Artillery
Fortification Diagram from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
7. Fortification Diagram from Marker
This diagram shows a cross section of the log and earth fortification built here.
British Troops at the Balcarres Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
8. British Troops at the Balcarres Redoubt
Members of Gen. Burgoyne's army encamp at the Balcarres Redoubt on the 233rd anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga.
Bayonette Charge by the Crown Forces image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
9. Bayonette Charge by the Crown Forces
British Troops drill at the Balcarres Redoubt during the Battle of Saratoga reenactment.
 
 
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 1,186 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8, 9. submitted on July 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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