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

Site of Chatfield Farm

 
 
Site of Chatfield Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Site of Chatfield Farm Marker
Inscription. American and British advance pickets often exchanged musket fire across Middle Ravine during the weeks that followed the Battle of September 19, 1777.

Then, on the afternoon of October 7, excited American pickets reported large formations of Crown Forces advancing southward.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 59.721′ N, 73° 38.57′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from 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. Asa Chatfield Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Saratoga 1777 (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (approx. ľ mile away); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Saratoga 1777 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Timothy Murphy (approx. 0.3 miles
Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Saratoga National Historic Park
This photo looks in the direction of the Middle Ravine and the British fortifications. It was from here on October 7, 1777 that the Americans first saw the British advance on the Barber Farm which led to the second Battle of Saratoga.
away); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (approx. 0.4 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.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of American troops exchanging fire with British pickets. The Barber Wheatfield, the Middle Ravine and the Road from Neilson Farm are indicated in the picture.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Saratoga. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Chatfield Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Chatfield Farm Marker
The Americans posted here at the Chatfield Farm often exchanged gunfire with British troops during the interval between the Battles of Saratoga.
The Great Ravine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. The Great Ravine
This natural obstacle, located north of the marker, separated the British and American pickets between the battles at Saratoga.
 
 
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 817 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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