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Four Chimneys

 
 
Four Chimneys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Four Chimneys Marker
Inscription.
This tablet marks the land
upon which stood “Four Chimneys,”
the house occupied by
General George Washington
as headquarters
during the Battle of Long Island,
in which the Council of War
was held August 29th 1776, when
it was decided to withdraw the
American Army from Long Island.

 
Erected 1929 by Long Island State Society Daughters of the Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 41.748′ N, 73° 59.877′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Montaque Street and Pierrepont Place on Montaque Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Montaque Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. 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. 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Stirling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (approx.
Four Chimneys Marker (alt view) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Four Chimneys Marker (alt view)
0.3 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cobble Hill Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
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
 
Site of "Retreat Decision" House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Site of "Retreat Decision" House
Marker on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Marker on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Manhattan Island from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
5. Manhattan Island from Marker
The river that Washington's Army had to cross to escape the British can be seen in this photo taken from near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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