Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burgoyne’s Headquarters

 
 
Burgoyne’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Burgoyne’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Scaled in size according to the rank of the occupant, Crown Force officers’ tents – or marquees – graced the American wilderness with fluttering pennants, elegant fringe and elaborate awnings and breezeways. The several large, colorful marquees that marked the headquarters of Lt. General John Burgoyne stood near this site between September 19 and October 7, 1777, together with those of his staff officers and aides.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.126′ N, 73° 37.174′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Saratoga National Historic 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. Main British Encampment (here, next to this marker); Burgoyne’s Retreat (approx. half a mile away); The River Redoubts (approx. half a mile away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Burial Site of General Fraser
Burgoyne’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
2. Burgoyne’s Headquarters Marker
(approx. half a mile away); The Great Redoubt (approx. half a mile away); Crown Forces Artillery Park (approx. half a mile away); Crown Forces Baggage Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a picture of Burgoyne’s Headquarters. Seen in the picture is the British Commander conducting a meeting with his officers in front of his marquee. Several other marquees, as well as many small soldier tents, can be seen behind Burgoyne’s.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major General John Burgoyne. Biography of John Burgoyne from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lt. General John Burgoyne. Detailed information on John Burgoyne from The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, 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
Burgoyne’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Burgoyne’s Headquarters Marker
Gen. Burgoyne established his headquarters on this field after the Battle of Freeman's Farm on September 19, 1777. He remained here until the Army's retreat on October 7, after the second battle.
Headquarters Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Headquarters Marker from the road
Burgoyne selected this site for his headquarters due to location of a nearby spring. This place was the center of British activity between the two Battles of Saratoga.
British Encampment at Saratoga image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. British Encampment at Saratoga
This photo of the site of the main British encampment was taken from the marker. The poles indicating the location of British-controlled Balcarres Redoubt can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
Paid Advertisement