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Constitution Island Redoubts

 
 
Constitution Island Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
1. Constitution Island Redoubts Marker
Inscription.
Redoubts 5, 6 and 7 were built between 1776 and 1779 to protect Constitution Island batteries and overland approaches. Redoubt 5 (on high ground to right of Warner House) was built in 1779 to protect the islandís eastern side and back of Gravel Hill (Greatonís) Battery; Redoubt 6 (at center of island, behind Warner House) was built in 1779 in line over Romanís Battery; and Redoubt 7 (west end of island), built in 1778 on the highest point of Constitution Island, protected the rear of Marine and Gravel Hill Batteries.
 
Location. 41° 23.423′ N, 73° 57.823′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Delafield Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Putnam on the grounds of the United States Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitution Island (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); Original Embrasure (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Field Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Archeology, 1974
Constitution Island Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
2. Constitution Island Redoubts Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean Historical Museum Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery and Mortars (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See the three redoubts and batteries they protected on Constitution Island.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
3. Marker in Fort Putnam
Constitution Island seen from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
4. Constitution Island seen from the Marker
Entrance to Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
5. Entrance to Fort Putnam
The Constitution Island Redoubts marker is located in Fort Putnam at West Point.
Redoubt 7 on Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
6. Redoubt 7 on Constitution Island
Constitution Island Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 4, 2012
7. Constitution Island Redoubts Marker
The walls of Redoubt 7 can be seen here on the high point of Constitution Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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