Sherburne's Redoubt - West Point

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Sherburne's Redoubt - West Point (1779-1783) - A Revolutionary War Redoubt established in 1779 on the present day military reservation of the United States Military Academy on Constitution Island in Orange County, New York. Named for Colonel Henry Sherburne. Abandoned at the end of the war in 1783.

Sherburns Redoubt Marker
Battery Sherburne Marker
Site of Sherburne's Redoubt

Sherburne's Redoubt - West Point History

Part of Fortress West Point.

A land side defense built in 1778 by Colonel Henry Sherburne and his regiment to cover the northern land side approach to Fort Clinton and the West Point Plain. Placed to be outside the field of fire of Fort Putnam.

Current Status

No remains, markers only. On active Military installation and access may be restricted.


Location: United States Military Academy, Orange County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.39591 Long: -73.95578

See Also:

Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 591.
  • West Point Fortifications Staff Ride Note Cards, 3rd ed, USMA History Department, January 1994 changed 1998 and 2008, Pdf, 82 pages, page 42.

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Visited: 31 May 2013


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