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Battle of Harlem Heights

 
 
Battle of Harlem Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. Battle of Harlem Heights Marker
The relief on the marker depicts Andrew Leitch and Thomas Knowlton during the Battle of Harlem Heights. Both men died in the battle.
Inscription. To commemorate the Battle of Harlem Heights, won by Washington’s troops on this site, September 16, 1776.
Erected by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.
 
Erected by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.532′ N, 73° 57.776′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway north of 117th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the side of Columbia University's engineering school. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Low Memorial Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 (about 800 feet away); Columbia University Midshipmen's Training (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oscar J. Hijuelos (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil B. DeMille (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Harlem Heights
Marker on Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
2. Marker on Broadway
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Four Chaplains Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); New York Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. Marker features a bas relief sculpture depicting Thomas Knowlton leading his men the Battle of Harlem Heights against the British. Andrew Leitch has been shot, and Knowlton would also fall during the battle.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Harlem Heights, September 16, 1776 at Harlem, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Harlem Heights 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Columbia University image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Marker at Columbia University
The marker is on the east side of Broadway, just north of 117th Street, on the grounds of Columbia University.
Barnard Campus image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
4. Barnard Campus
This site, across the street from the marker, was a buckwheat field on September 16, 1776, and was the scene of the most intense fighting of the Battle of Harlem Heights.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,401 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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