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Ponkiesberg Fortification

 
 
Ponkiesberg Fortification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Ponkiesberg Fortification Marker
Inscription. Near this place during the Revolutionary War stood the Ponkiesberg fortification from which General George Washington is said to have observed the fighting at Gowanus during the Battle of Long Island August 27, 1776. Erected in 1926 by the South Brooklyn Savings Institution.
 
Erected 1926 by South Brooklyn Savings Institution.
 
Location. 40° 41.376′ N, 73° 59.554′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is on the side of the building at the southwest corner of the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobble Hill Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birth Place of Jennie Jerome (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Brooklyn Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.4 miles away); 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street (approx. half a mile away); Four Chimneys (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains an image of Washington on horseback looking towards his fighting troops.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Court Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Marker on Court Street
Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Old Stone House
Major fighting took place near this house during the Battle of Long Island. It was this action that Washington watched from the site of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 19 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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