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First Resistance to British Arms in NY

 
 
First Resistance to British Arms in NY Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. First Resistance to British Arms in NY Marker
The marker disregards the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British which took place over a year earlier, on May 10, 1775.
Inscription.
To commemorate
the first resistance
made to British arms
in New York State
August 1776

Erected by the
Long Island Society
Daughters of the Revolution
A.D. 1916

 
Erected 1916 by Daughters of the Revolution, Long Island Society.
 
Location. 40° 36.695′ N, 74° 2.033′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 101st Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in John Paul Jones Park, under the Verranzo Narrows Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dover Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 800 feet away); Robert E. Lee Tree (about 800 feet away); On July 4, 1776 (about 800 feet away); The Church of the Generals (about 800 feet away); Spanish 24-Pounder (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776.
Marker in John Paul Jones Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker in John Paul Jones Park
(Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Brooklyn Marker
15,000 British and Hessian troops crossed over from Staten Island to this point on August 22, 1776. They were met by 200 Pennsylvania riflemen, who soon withdrew.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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