South Redoubt - Garrison

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South Redoubt - Garrison (1779-1783) - A Patriot Revolutionary War Redoubt established in 1779 in present day Putnam County, New York. Abandoned at the end of the war in 1783.

South Redoubt Plan from Trail Marker

South Redoubt - Garrison History

Part of Fortress West Point.

One of two redoubts and associated gun batteries built as a part of the final expansion of Fortress West Point in 1779. Construction underway by July 1779 included the Redoubt and three associated gun batteries. Raised parapets protected the inside from higher ground to the east.

Mounted one 12 pounder and four 6 pounders. Required a complement of 160 men.

South Redoubt Batteries
Battery Details
1 Stone Ramparts, two walls facing North & East
2 Stone Ramparts, guns en barbette
3 One embrasure on South Flank, 6' epaulment on North Flank


Current Status

Some remains and at least one marker. Both the North and South Redoubts accessible by marked public trail from parking lot on Snake Hill Road. Both North and South Redoubts shown on map. Roadside marker on Cat Rock Road.


Location: Red marked trail in Garrison School Forest, Garrison, Putnam County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.37662 Long: -73.92863

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 26.

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