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Saratoga 1777

 
 
Saratoga 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
1. Saratoga 1777 Marker

Inscription.
Here Morgan
reluctant to destroy
so noble a foe was
forced by patriotic
necessity to defeat and
slay the gentle and
gallant Fraser.

To commemorate
the magnanimity
of Morganís heroic
nature and his stern
sense of duty to his
country, this tablet
is here inscribed
by
Virginia Neville Taylor
Great Grand Daughter
of
Gen. Daniel Morgan

 
Location. 42° 59.735′ N, 73° 38.855′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park, along the auto tour road. 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. A different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asa Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Timothy Murphy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Chatfield Farm
Saratoga 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Saratoga 1777 Marker

(approx. ľ mile away); New York and Massachusetts Forces (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field (approx. 0.4 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 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Man Who Shot Simon Fraser. The Legendary Tim Murphy, Marksman of Bemis Heights. In his Original and Authentic Journal of Occurances During the Late American War published in 1809, British Sergeant, Roger Lamb claims that General Fraser, on his deathbed, said he "saw the man who shot him; he was a rifle man, and aimed from a tree." (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Biography of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Saratoga 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Saratoga 1777 Marker
Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park
Brig. Gen. Simon Fraser was mortally wounded on October 7, 1777 when he was struck by a rifle ball in the Barber Wheatfield while presiding over the British retreat.
Morgan Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Morgan Monument
Daniel Morgan at the Battle of Saratoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
6. Daniel Morgan at the Battle of Saratoga
This diorama, found in the Saratoga NHP visitor center, shows Daniel Morgan (foreground) signaling his riflemen with his turkey call.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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