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

Battle of Wilton

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
1. Battle of Wilton Marker
Inscription.
February 17, 1693
British forces of 250
Whites & 290 Indians
engaged French & Indian
forces of “800 or 700” men.

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 9.211′ N, 73° 45.936′ W. Marker is in Wilton, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Parkhurst Road near Greenfield Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Gansevoort NY 12831, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Orra Phelps (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grant Cottage (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Grant Cottage (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Grant Cottage (approx. 2.1 miles away); Emersonís Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Grant Cottage (approx. 3 miles away); Grantís Last View of the Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilton.
 
Additional comments.
1. Battle of Wilton - February 17, 1693
Battle of Wilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
2. Battle of Wilton Marker

In February 1693, a group of French and Indians attacked Mohawk villages that were located to the southwest. About 250 citizens of the New York colony caught up with them at the junction of two war paths near here, one leading to the Mohawk Valley and the other leading to Montreal. After the battle, the French and Indians fled on the Montreal path to a site near Queensbury-Glen Falls. They escaped across a frozen Hudson River which thawed before the pursuing New Yorkers could catch up. This allowed the surviving French and their Indian allies to reach the safety of Canada.
    — Submitted August 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.

 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian
 
Battle of Wilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
3. Battle of Wilton Marker
Marker on Parkhurst Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
4. Marker on Parkhurst Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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