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Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Here Frazer Fell

 
 
Here Frazer Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Here Frazer Fell Marker
Inscription.

Oct. 7th, 1777
His forces scattered
by Morganís riflemen.

Gift of J.W.Drexel

 
Erected 1883 by Gift of J.W. Drexel. (Marker Number HS51.)
 
Location. 43° 0.089′ N, 73° 38.815′ 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 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. The British Advance on Bemis Heights ( within shouting distance of this marker); The British Withdraw ( within shouting distance of this marker); General Fraser Was Struck ( within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Joseph Cilly ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Begins at Barberís Wheat Field ( within shouting distance of this marker); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck ( within shouting distance of this marker); New York and Massachusetts Forces ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timothy Murphy ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .
Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historical Park

1. 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.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
4. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Frazer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Frazer Marker
Brig. Gen. Simon Fraser was mortally wounded on October 7, 1777 when he was struck by a rifle ball here in the Barber Wheatfield while presiding over the British retreat.
The Great Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. The Great Redoubt
British General Simon Fraser was buried near here in the Great Redoubt the day after being mortally wounded on October 7, 1777.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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