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Robert Magaw Defended this Position

 
 
Robert Magaw Defended this Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. Robert Magaw Defended this Position Marker
Inscription.
To the memory of
a brave and unselfish patriot
Robert Magaw
Colonel Commandant of
Fort Washington
who in his own words
“Actuated by the most glorious cause
that mankind ever fought in”
and specially charged with the duty
by General Washington
defended this position
in the momentous assault
November 16, 1776

Born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.......1738
Member of the Committee of Safety......1774
Major of Thompson’s Battalion..............1775
Colonel 5th Pennsylvania Battalion........1776
Commandant of Fort Washington..........1776
Captured November 16..........................1776
Exchanged October 25..........................1780
Colonel 6th Pennsylvania Regiment.......1780
Died at Carlisle, Pa., January 7...............1790

The Society of American Wars, Commandery of the State of New York erected this, his only memorial on the field of battle where his services were rendered to the cause of liberty, April 30, 1923.
 
Erected 1923 by The Society of American Wars, Commandery of the State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 51.045′ N, 73° 56.245′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection
Marker on 181st Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
2. Marker on 181st Street
of W 181st Street and Colonel Robert Magaw Place, on the right when traveling west on W 181st Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the Fort Washington Collegiate Church. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Washington (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Highest Point on Manhattan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plaza Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); American Redoubt (approx. 0.4 miles away); McNally Plaza World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Story of a Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); The Light Still Shines (approx. half a mile away); The Little Red Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Magaw (1738-1790). (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Battle for Fort Washington. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
4. The Battle of Fort Washington. 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 PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Robert Magaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Robert Magaw Marker
Marker is located around the corner from Fort Washington, objective of the November 16, 1776 battle.
Marker on Colonel Robert Magaw Place image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
4. Marker on Colonel Robert Magaw Place
Marker is on the corner of W 181st Street and a street named for Colonel Robert Magaw.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,147 times since then and 24 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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