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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Artillery and Mortars

 
 
Artillery and Mortars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
1. Artillery and Mortars Marker
Inscription.
The artillery and mortars in Fort Putnam are reproductions of pieces which were in the fort in September 1780. All fourteen pieces were manufactured through the generosity of the Class of 1952, United States Military Academy, 1974-1976.
 
Location. 41° 23.403′ N, 73° 57.819′ 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. Sherburne’s Redoubt (here, next to this marker); Casemates (here, next to this marker); Fort Arnold (here, next to this marker); Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Archeology, 1974 (a few steps from this marker); McLean Historical Museum Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker at Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
2. Marker at Fort Putnam
Marker and Cannons at Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
3. Marker and Cannons at Fort Putnam
Some of the cannons found at Fort Putnam can be seen above the casemates n this photo. The marker is visible next to the stairway on the left.
Artillery at Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
4. Artillery at Fort Putnam
Fort Putnam Mortars image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
5. Fort Putnam Mortars
Fort Putnam Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
6. Fort Putnam Cannons
Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
7. Fort Putnam
The Artillery and Mortars marker is located in Fort Putnam at West Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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