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

Anchor of the American Line

 
 
Anchor of the American Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Anchor of the American Line Marker
Inscription. Artillery and infantry positions along this bluff commanded the road to Albany. This defense line forced the British army to fight on American terms.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 58.91′ N, 73° 37.656′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park at the start of the walking trail at the American River Fortifications 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. Strategy and Terrain (within shouting distance of this marker); North Redan (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Patriots’ Eye-View (about 700 feet away); American River Defense (about 700 feet away); Thaddeus Kosciusko (about 700 feet away); American River Fortifications (about 700 feet away); Nicholas Fish (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield
The fortifications at this location were designed by Polish military engineer Col. Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
 

2. The Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Revolutionary War Cannon
This tripod was used by Continental soldiers to load cannons onto their carriages. It is located along the walking trail at the American River Fortifications stop, not far from the marker.
American Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. American Artillery
Artillery such as this cannon covered the road to Albany, forcing the British to march overland and attack the Americans at Freeman's Farm. The blue-topped poles indicate the location of the American fortifications at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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