Redoubt 5

Redoubt 5 (HM13WD)

Location: West Point, NY 10996 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 24.219', W 73° 56.987'

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During the period when Constitution Island supplemented the major West Point fortifications, the Continental Army sought to protect the Great Chain and river batteries from land attack. Placed on the highest ground of the then treeless island, three redoubts commanded the land approaches.

Typical of several redoubts in the West Point defenses, Redoubt 5 was built with many sides and angles to conform to the terrain. On top of these stone ramparts were earthen parapets, held in place by timber or fascines. The redoubt probably never contained cannon, and intented for its defense were approximately 150 infantrymen.
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HM NumberHM13WD
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587784 N 4584099
Decimal Degrees41.40365000, -73.94978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.219', W 73° 56.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 13.14" N, 73° 56' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 849 Pitcher Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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