The Battle of Freeman's Farm

The Battle of Freeman's Farm (HM6BK)

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

N 43° 0.367', W 73° 38.8'

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In the fields before you, the first action of the Battle of Saratoga began. Shortly after noon on September 19, American pickets posted in the Freeman House fired on advance elements of the center column of the British army. The Americans were driven back. After a lull, general fighting followed, and these fields changed hands several times. Then, German troops under Baron von Riedesel arrived from the river road and struck the American flank, forcing the Patriots to withdraw to Bemis Heights. The British had possession of these fields but their advance on Albany had been halted.
HM NumberHM6BK
Placed BySaratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 610297 N 4762382
Decimal Degrees43.00611667, -73.64666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.367', W 73° 38.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 22.02" N, 73° 38' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Saratoga National Battlefield Rd, Stillwater NY 12170, US
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