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

Old Military Crossing

Loudon’s Ford

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, September 5, 2019
1. Old Military Crossing Marker
Inscription.  
British and Continental Army ford. Protected August September 1777 by Generals Enoch Poor and Benedict Arnold.
 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 48.292′ N, 73° 43.461′ W. Marker is near Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Cohoes-Crescent Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Yorker Power Authority (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Old Military Crossing (about 300 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. half a mile away); Fonda Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Loudoun Ferry Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crescent Aqueduct (approx. 1.3 miles away); Crescent (approx. 1.3 miles away); Crescent / Mohawk Towpath Byway / Halfmoon (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
 
Regarding Old Military Crossing. Ford across the Mohawk and military road was constructed by
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Lord Loudon in the French and Indian War for an attack on Fort Ticonderoga.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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