Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Benedict Arnold Boot Monument
John Watts de Peyster
Brev. Maj. Gen. S.N.Y.
2nd V. Pres’t Saratoga Mon’t Ass’t’n
In memory of
the “most brilliant soldier” of the
who was desperately wounded
on this spot, the sally port of
Burgoynes “Great (Western) Redoubt”
7th October 1777,
winning for his countrymen
the Decisive Battle of the
and for himself the rank of
Erected 1887 by Saratoga Monument Association.
Location. 43° 0.504′ N, 73° 38.357′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park along the tour road at stop 7. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arnold’s Assault (a few steps from this marker); The Canadian Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Breymann Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Hardin Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles Saratoga 1777 (approx. ¼ mile away); Americans Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zebulon Bidwell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Benedict Arnold. A biography of Benedict Arnold from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Boot Monument. Wikipedia entry. Excerpt: “Though apocryphal, a story that has circulated in various versions states: When Benedict Arnold was leading the forces of the King against his former compatriots in Virginia, among his prisoners was a certain plucky and witty officer, who, in answer to Arnold’s question, ‘What will the Americans do with me if they catch me?’ replied, ‘They will cut off the leg which was wounded when you were fighting so gloriously for the cause of liberty, and bury it with the honors of war, and hang the rest of your body on a gibbet.’ ” (Submitted on November 12, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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