Redoubt 3 - West Point
Redoubt 3 - West Point (1779-1783) - A Patriot Revolutionary War redoubt established in 1779 at West Point, Orange County, New York. Abandoned in 1783.
History of Redoubt 3 - West Point
Part of Fortress West Point.
Designed as pentagonal redoubt with five, 30' sides by Colonel Thaddeus Kosciusko. It required about 150 soldiers for defense. Described by Major General Benedict Arnold on 25 Sept 1780: “A slight wood work 3 feet thick, very dry, no bomb proofs, a single abbatis, the work easily set on fire. No cannons.
Abandoned about 1783.
Difficult to access in a heavily wooded area, some remains. On active Military installation and access may be restricted.