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Site of the Taylor Cabin

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
1. Site of Taylor Cabin Marker
Inscription. Grievously wounded, General Simon Fraser was carried here to the Taylor cabin, which had been taken over as a residence by Baroness Riedesel, the wife of the German commander.

The bleeding general was brought into the room, where a cheerful dinner party to which he had been invited was being held. Simon Fraser died at 8 o'clock on the morning of October 8, 1777.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.29′ N, 73° 36.363′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Touch for map. This marker is in Saratoga National Historic Park and is located along a one-mile loop trail that starts at tour stop #10 along the park tour road. 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. Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Crown Forces Baggage Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burial Site of General Fraser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Forces Artillery Park
Site of Taylor Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
2. Site of Taylor Cabin Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); The River Redoubts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burgoyne’s Retreat (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .  The Man Who Shot Simon Fraser - The Legendary Tim Murphy, Marksman of Bemis Heights. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. General Simon Fraser, Timothy Murphy
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Taylor Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
3. Site of Taylor Cabin Marker
The posts in the background mark the location where the Taylor Cabin was located.
Site of the Taylor Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
4. Site of the Taylor Cabin
These four posts mark the location of the house in which General Simon Fraser died on October 8, 1777.
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
5. Here Fraser Fell
This monument marks the spot where General Simon Fraser Fell:
Here Frazer Fell
Oct. 7th, 1777
His forces scattered
by Morgan’s riflemen.

Gift of J.W.Drexel
General Fraser Struck Down image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
6. General Fraser Struck Down
As the carnage in the Barber Wheat Field neared an end, Brigadier General Simon Fraser was struck by a rifle ball while directing a holding action to cover the retreat. Greivously wounded, the brave British general was carried from the battlefield to the Taylor Cabin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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