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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland Monument

 
 
Maryland Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
1. Maryland Monument Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
Marylandís Four Hundred
who on this battlefield
August 27th 1776
saved the American Army

< Back of Monument >
Good God! What brave fellows
I must this day lose.
George Washington

Pedestal contributed by the Department of Parks
Charles A. Schieren † † † † Frank Sovier
Mayor † † † † Commissioner

 
Erected 1895 by Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.493′ N, 73° 58.186′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Wellhouse Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Prospect Park, at the base of Lookout Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Marker of Battle Pass (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Dongan Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); Line of Defense (approx. 0.6
Rear of Maryland Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
2. Rear of Maryland Monument
miles away); Ebbets Field (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Bergh-Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Our Drummer Boy (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Prospect Park - Maryland Monument. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on May 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

5. 1st Maryland Grave, Brooklyn. Found on the Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution, http://gaz.jrshelby.com/index.htm. Provides additional information (links, maps, distances/directions) related to the ongoing search for the burial site of 256 1st Maryland Continentals believed to be in the vicinity of 3rd Avenue and 8th street in Brooklyn. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by John A. Robertson of Shelby, North Carolina.)
Maryland Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
3. Maryland Monument Marker
The monument honors the 400 Marylanders, under the command of Lord Stirling, who kept a British force many times their number occupied while the bulk of the American army retreated to Brooklyn Heights.
 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Monument in Prospect Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
4. Monument in Prospect Park
Maryland Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
5. Maryland Monument
The monument is found in Prospect Park, near Lookout Hill. This photo was taken from Wellhouse Drive
Maryland Monument from Lookout Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
6. Maryland Monument from Lookout Hill
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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