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

North and South Redoubts

 
 
North and South Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
1. North and South Redoubts Marker
Inscription.
In 1779, Major General Heath supervised construction of South (Middle) and North Redoubts (located across the river and east of the Town of Garrison). Both were designed to prevent British control of eastern approaches to West Point and Constitution Island. Washington was probably inspecting South Redoubt when Benedict Arnold, learning of Major Andre’s capture, fled from his headquarters at the Beverly Robinson House.
 
Location. 41° 23.388′ N, 73° 57.816′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on 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. Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Fort Arnold (a few steps from this marker); Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Blind (a few steps from this marker); Casemates (within shouting distance of this marker);
North and South Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
2. North and South Redoubts Marker
Sherburne’s Redoubt (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.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
3. Marker at West Point
Marker in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
4. Marker in Fort Putnam
The North and South Redoubts marker, on the wall to the left of the cannon, is located in Fort Putnam at the U.S. Military Academy.
Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
5. Fort Putnam
Marker is located to the left of the center cannon in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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