Redoubt 6

Redoubt 6 (HM14OJ)

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

N 41° 24.237', W 73° 57.1'

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Built in 1779, Redoubt 6 demonstrates the Army's concern for fortifying the high ground. Necessary for its defense were approximately 115 infantrymen; no cannon were listed for this redoubt.

The integrated West Point fortification system provided strong defenses against land assault on its Hudson River obstructions, consisting of the Great Chain, the river batteries, and Fort Clinton. Fort Putnam was the key to land defense on the western side, and on both sides of the river, several smaller forts or redoubts, including three on Constitution Island and two behind the town of Garrison, occupied commanding hills and comprised the outer ring of the fortification system.
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HM NumberHM14OJ
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587626 N 4584131
Decimal Degrees41.40395000, -73.95166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.237', W 73° 57.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 14.22" N, 73° 57' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47 Pitcher Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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