Saratoga National Historical Park

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At Saratoga National Historical Park, the ghost of a black man in a three-cornered hat and ragged militia uniform was said to appear and tell his story to a visitor. He told her he thought he was shot and killed by his own men. After he told her the tale, he simply vanished. No one has seen him since, and the general opinion is that telling his story enabled him to move on toward his afterlife. He may have waited 220 years for someone who was willing and able to hear and understand him. Also around the battlefield, other soldiers’ ghosts are said to appear and sometimes moan in pain or speak.

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Geographic Information

Address:
648 Route 32
Stillwater, NY
United States

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GPS:
42.9957923, -73.63535919999998
County:
Saratoga County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Stillwater, NY (4.1 mi.)
Victory Mills, NY (6.7 mi.)
Mechanicville, NY (6.9 mi.)
Schaghticoke, NY (7.1 mi.)
Valley Falls, NY (7.4 mi.)
Schuylerville, NY (7.7 mi.)
Round Lake, NY (8.7 mi.)
Greenwich, NY (9.5 mi.)
Saratoga Springs, NY (9.7 mi.)
Country Knolls, NY (10.2 mi.)

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