Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In privies, archeologists usually find large quantities of discarded material like bottles and broken dishes as well as things that were inadvertently lost like coins and buttons. However, relatively little was found at the bottom of Fort Montgomery’s necessary. One possible explanation is that soldiers may have avoided using this necessary to keep it in readiness in case the fort was ever besieged.
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
Location. 41° 19.504′ N, 73° 59.23′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard House (a few steps from this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men’s & Officers’ Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); North Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle Around the Redoubts (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 300 feet away); Building a Fort (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
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. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.