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The First Line of Defence

 
 
The First Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. The First Line of Defence Marker
Inscription.
This stone
marks the position of
the First Line of Defence
constructed across these
heights and bravely defended by
the American Army
1776

The original plaque at this site was erected by
the Washington Heights Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
December 29, 1909
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The replacement marker honors the 225th anniversary of The Battle of Harlem Heights
fought on September 16, 1776, during the Revolutionary War.

 
Erected 2001 by Daughters of the American Revolution & the West Harlem Arts Fund.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.675′ N, 73° 56.962′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in a small park in the median on Broadway, between 147th and 148th Street. 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. The Main Line of Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Middle Redoubt of the American Army   1776 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hamilton Grange
Marker on Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
2. Marker on Broadway
(approx. half a mile away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Polo Grounds (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alexander Hamilton's House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
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
 
The First Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. The First Line of Defence Marker
The Americans formed a defensive line across Broadway at this point. The photo looks south, in the direction from which the British troops approached.
 
 
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