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

Bloody Knoll

 
 
Bloody Knoll Marker (restored) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. Bloody Knoll Marker (restored)
Inscription. This reconstruction is one of two small outworks that were built to provide forward protection for the much larger Balcarres Redoubt. The knoll derives its name from the many casualties suffered in this area during the fighting of October 7, 1777.

Inset Marker:
In the heated rage of battle occurring here on October 7, 1777, this small British outpost was captured by American soldiers. Their gain came with great losses, and with the deep frustration of being unable to capture the Balcarres Redoubt, just a short distance away.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.199′ N, 73° 38.37′ 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. Americans Attack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Balcarres Redoubt (about 400 feet away); Zebulon Bidwell (about
Bloody Knoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Bloody Knoll Marker
500 feet away); Crown Forces (about 500 feet away); Freeman House (about 700 feet 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. A picture on the top of the marker has long since worn away. It has been replaced with a smaller marker that contains a map showing the location of the marker and the Balcarres Redoubt.
 
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.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Bloody Knoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Bloody Knoll Marker
Marker has been restored since photo 4 was taken five years earlier.
Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield
Bloody Knoll Marker and Fortification image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Bloody Knoll Marker and Fortification
The red-topped poles indicate the location of the British outwork that was taken by the Americans on October 7, 1777.
Secondary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Secondary Marker
 
 
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 885 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   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, 6. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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