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Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Breastworks

 
 
Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Breastworks Marker
Inscription.

Erected under direction
of Thaddeus Koscuiszko
in August-September 1777
to check Burgoyne's invasion

 
Erected 1949 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 47.102′ N, 73° 40.798′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Peebles Island State Park, Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Ford (here, next to this marker); An Urban Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American & 17th-century History of Peebles Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Peebles Island in the 18th-20th Centuries (within shouting distance of this marker); Cluett, Peabody & Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); View of Van Schaick Island (about 400 feet away); The Waterways that Shaped a Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peebles Island State Park. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Waterford and Breastworks Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Waterford and Breastworks Markers
Looking NNE

2. Burgoyne's Campaign: June-October 1777. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746-1817) Hero of America and Poland. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Breastworks Remnant image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
3. Breastworks Remnant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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