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

Kosciuszko

1746 - 1817

 
 
Kosciuszko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Kosciuszko Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
The Noble Son of Poland
Brig. General
Thaddeus Kosciuszko
Military Engineer
Soldier of the War of Independence
who under the command of General Gates
selected and fortified these fields
for the great Battle of Saratoga
in which the invader was vanquished
and American freedom assured

Erected by his compatriots
A. D. 1936


Back of Monument:
Pomnik Ten
Wystawili Polacy
Z
Albany
Amsterdam
Cohoes
Schenectady
Troy
Watervliet
I Okolicy
1936

 
Erected 1936 by Pomnik Ten Wystawili Polacy.
 
Location. 42° 59.158′ N, 73° 38.503′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the left 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. Unknown American Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); John Neilson House and Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); American Encampment and General Headquarters
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); New Hampshire Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bemis Heights (about 300 feet away); Gates Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Asa Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817). (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Biography of Kosciuszko. (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park
Col. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish military engineer and volunteer in the American cause. The fortifications he had constructed in Stillwater were crucial in stopping Gen. Burgoyne's advance on Albany, and led to the surrender of the British Army.
Marker at Bemis Heights image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Marker at Bemis Heights
The Kosciuszko marker is located at the site of the Neilson Farm on Bemis Heights. Several markers, artillery and the home of John Neilson are found at this location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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