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Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Redoubt

 
 
West Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. West Redoubt Marker
Inscription. Fort Montgomery’s “West” Redoubt was one of three strong points built to defend the fort from an overland attack. New York State’s Governor, Brigadier General George Clinton, commanded Fort Montgomery during the battle on October 6, 1777. Clinton ordered his men into the fort’s three redoubts, where they were attacked by 900 British and Loyalist soldiers. After mounting a brave resistance, the Americans were driven from the redoubts and were forced to abandon the fort.
 
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 19.487′ N, 73° 59.367′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, west of Route 9W. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Fort Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Round Hill Redoubt (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Round Hill Redoubt (about 500 feet away); Enlisted Men’s & Officers’ Barracks
Marker in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The marker is located in a section of Fort Montgomery State Historic Park located west of Route 9W. It is along the Historic 1777 Trail, which begins at the Visitor Center.
(about 500 feet away); The William J. Moreau Popolopen Bridge (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 600 feet away); Building a Fort (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
 
More about this marker. The upper right portion of the map contains a photograph of the model in the Fort Montgomery visitor center. It "shows how the "West" redoubt may have looked."

In the lower left of the marker is an "Engraving of Governor George Clinton. According to an officer's testimony, "Gov. George Clinton [was] posted in the redoubt on the left," which would have been this redoubt. The engraving is provided on the marker courtesy of the New York State Library.

The marker also contains a picture of soldiers transporting the 3-pounder cannon, with the caption “Aware that the British were approaching, Governor Clinton ordered some of his men to take a 3-pounder cannon down the road that lead to the fort and delay them. The Americans were able to temporarily stop the advancing British and Loyalist soldiers but were eventually forced to abandon the gun and return to the fort." The picture is provided for
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site Visitor Center
Fort Montgomery preserves the site of the Revolutionary War Fort. It contains actual foundations of the fort's buildings and remains of earthworks. Archeological artifacts recovered from Forts Montgomery and Clinton during the 20th century are on display in the Visitor Center.
the marker courtesy of the Royal Artillery Institute in Woolwich, England.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Fort Montgomery Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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