The Battle Begins at Barber's Wheat Field

The Battle Begins at Barber's Wheat Field (HM6GD)

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

N 43° 0.064', W 73° 38.791'

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The fighting began where you now stand and in the woods behind you in mid-afternoon of October 7, 1777. Within minutes, more than 4,000 men collided in savage combat along a line stretching westward across the Barber Wheat Field in front of you and into the clearing on the far hillside.

This panorama recreates the struggle at the moment when the Americans gained the advantage. In the foreground, Patriots pour murderous volleys into the retreating British Grenadiers. Smoke in the far distance marks the crumbling British right flank.

In the middle ground, though still fighting valiantly, German and English ranks are giving way to the American onslaught.
HM NumberHM6GD
Placed BySaratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 610319 N 4761822
Decimal Degrees43.00106667, -73.64651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.064', W 73° 38.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 3.84" N, 73° 38' 47.46" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55-97 Saratoga National Battlefield Rd, Stillwater NY 12170, US
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