Virtual Tour Stop 6
FREEMAN FARM / BALCARRES REDOUBT
The high wooden walls and thick earthworks, now represented with lines of white wooden posts with red tops, formed an imposing defense against possible American attack. It is perhaps ironic the British found themselves here, as the Freemans were Loyalists, supporting the rule of King George III.
After fighting broke out in the Barber Wheatfield on October 7, British forces fell back to the Balcarres Redoubt, as well as to the nearby Breymann Redoubt. Their impressive fortifications on Freeman's farm were quite able to repel the American attackers. This position would not fall to the Americans, at least not directly.
Last updated: February 26, 2015