Prelude to History

Prelude to History (HM6CU)

Location: Stillwater, NY 12170 Saratoga County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 0.34', W 73° 38.808'

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History Now

When news of the British invasion reached the farmers who tilled these fields, some went north to join the Crown Forces. Such a loyalist was John Freeman.

On a hot summer afternoon in 1777, one of Freeman's neighbors who stayed to fight for the Patriot cause may have paused thoughtfully as he passed his old friend's abandoned fields and home.

Travel back in time as you walk this ground where history was made. Press the "History Now" button and listen to a presentation especially prepared to help you relive the exciting events which took place in what is now Saratoga National Historic Park.
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HM NumberHM6CU
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Placed BySaratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 610287 N 4762332
Decimal Degrees43.00566667, -73.64680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.34', W 73° 38.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 20.40" N, 73° 38' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14596-14614 Saratoga National Battlefield Rd, Stillwater NY 12170, US
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