Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Strategy and Terrain
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
Location. 42° 58.882′ N, 73° 37.622′ 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 a walking trail at the American River Fortifications stop. 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. Anchor of the American Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Redan (about 600 feet away); Patriots’ Eye-View (about 600 feet away); American River Fortifications (about 700 feet away); American River Defense Thaddeus Kosciusko (about 700 feet away); Nicholas Fish (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker features a map of the area, indicating the location of the American fortifications in relation to the Hudson River and Road to Albany. It also indicates the course taken by Burgoyne when he found the road impassable.
Two photographs appear on the right of the marker. The top photo has a caption of “The bluff comes close enough to the river for cannon up here to sweep the narrow valley.” The lower photograph has a caption of “Viewed from below, the bluff raises a formidable barrier.”
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on August 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.