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Constitution Island in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Redoubt 7

 
 
Redoubt 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
1. Redoubt 7 Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1778 on the islandís highest ground, Redoubt 7 blocked the western land approach to the Great Chainís anchor on Constitution Island. In constructing the redoubtís stone rampart, the Army used a large granite outcropping as part of the southwest wall. On this rampart was an earthen parapet held in place by timber or fascines. About 80 infantrymen, unsupported by cannon, were expected to defend Redoubt 7.

In 1782, with the war drawing to a close, Henry Knox, the West Point commandant, wrote George Washington that “the West redoubt on Constitution Island has a roof put upon it, and is otherways prepared as a temporary deposite of powder.” Its use as a magazine continued until 1797, when all of the powder was transferred to West Point.
 
Location. 41° 24.182′ N, 73° 57.503′ W. Marker is in Constitution Island, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of Constitution Island, at the U.S. 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. Soldiersí Huts ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Romansí Battery ( approx. ľ mile away); Fort Constitution Area ( approx. 0.3 miles
Redoubt 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
2. Redoubt 7 Marker
away); Marine Battery ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Redoubt 6 ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Great Chain ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Warner House ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Constitution Island ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Constitution Island.
 
Also see . . .  The Revolutionary War on Constitution Island. The Constitution Island Association website. (Submitted on August 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
3. Marker on Constitution Island
Redoubt 7 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
4. Redoubt 7 and Marker
Redoubt 7 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
5. Redoubt 7
Redoubt 7 from West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
6. Redoubt 7 from West Point
Redoubt 7 is seen here from the west side of the Hudson River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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