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

The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails

 
 
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails Marker
Inscription. You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War.

The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British General Sir Henry Clinton’s forces on October 6, 1777. After landing 2,100 men at Stony Point, he marched north to capture Forts Clinton and Montgomery. At Doodletown, the trail splits. The east branch of the trail follows the march of forces under Sir Henry Clinton and Major General John Vaughn that captured Fort Clinton. The west branch follows the route of Lieutenant Colonel Mungo Campbell’s force, which captured Fort Montgomery.

The 1779 trail traces the route taken by Brigadier General Anthony Wayne’s Corps of Light Infantry in its assault on the British fortifications at Stony Point just after midnight on July 16, 1779. After a brief but fierce fight, Wayne’s men captured Stony Point, achieving one of the Continental Army’s most spectacular victories.
 
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 19.44′ N, 73° 59.296′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. The marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, just southwest of
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 Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails leave from the Visitor Center in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. This marker is Sign #1 on the trails.
the Visitor Center off 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. The Battle of Fort Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Montgomery Today (within shouting distance of this marker); The William J. Moreau Popolopen Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardens of the Fort (about 400 feet away); Three Sisters Garden (about 400 feet away); West Redoubt (about 400 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 500 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 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
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
The Visitor Center contains artifacts recovered from archeological excavations conducted at Fort Montgomery. This photo was taken from the site of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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