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White Plains in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Merritt Hill

Spirit of 1776

 
 
Merritt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
1. Merritt Hill Marker
Inscription. This historic site is Merritt Hill which marks one of the actions in the Battle of White Plains on October 28, 1776.

During the attack on Chatterton Hill, the British marched up the road to Connecticut (Lake street) to attack the left flank of Washington’s defense assembled on Hatfield Hill (opposite Merritt Hill).

General Heath, under General Washington, had placed Colonel Malcolm, his N.Y. Regiment and Lt. Fenno with one field piece to station Merritt Hill in defense of Hatfield Hill.

Lt. Fenno fired a cannonball directly into 20 British horsemen approaching Hatfield Hill. This single shot caused the British to retreat back towards White Plains.
A Harrison Landmark

 
Erected by Dr. Alex Funicello, M.D.
 
Location. 41° 2.879′ N, 73° 44.496′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Boulevard 0.1 miles west of Old Lake Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War for American Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Merritt Hill
Merritt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
2. Merritt Hill Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Post 5463 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Harrison Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Castle World War II Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joseph T. Miller (approx. 1.4 miles away); American Red Cross in Westchester County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Center of Washington’s Army (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Plains.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Merritt Hill image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
3. Merritt Hill
The light-colored stone at the far right is the base of the cannon of the The War for American Independence marker.
Liberty or Death <br> Battle of White Plains 1776 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
4. Liberty or Death
Battle of White Plains 1776
[ small plaque ]
This Historic Battleground
Has Been Successfully
Restored By
Dr. Alex Funicello, M.D.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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