Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Capture of Stony Point
is to commemorate
the heroic capture of
the fortress of Stony Point
by troops of the Light Infantry
under the command of
Maj. Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne
the night of July 15-16, 1779
Erected by the
Jewish War Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.A., American Legion and the Military Order of the Purple Heart of Rockland County, New York
November 11, 1960
Erected 1960 by JWVA, VFW, Amer Legion & Mil Order of Purple Heart of Rockland County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
Location. 41° 14.491′ N, 73° 58.479′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Stony Point Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located near the Museum at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stony Point Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); The British Occupy Stony Point (a few steps from this marker); 17th British Regiment of Foot The American Strategy (within shouting distance of this marker); "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (within shouting distance of this marker); “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...” (within shouting distance of this marker); British Defenses: The Outer Works (within shouting distance of this marker); British Defenses: The Upper Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Stony Point.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
Also see . . .
1. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Stoney Point. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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