Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Howard’s Inn – Evergreen Cemetery
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
On the night of August 26, 1776 a British force of about 14,000 moved in silence along The Kings Highway in a move to encircle the American defenders. The British forced Howard and his son to lead their troops through an obscure trail, still visible in the Cemetery, around the pass to the road leading to Bedford Village. At daybreak on the 27th, the British swept down the road from Bedford to attack the American positions from behind. At the same time, a second force of redcoats and Hessians charged the front of the American line. The Americans were routed and fled back to the safety of Brooklyn Heights.
Erected by New York State.
Location. 40° 40.886′ N, 73° 54.158′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Bushwick Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located inside Evergreen Cemetery, near the Conway Street entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1629 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Rockaway Footpath (approx. ¼ mile away); Tree Dedication for Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dexter Park (approx. 2 miles away); General Slocum Disaster Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Canarsie Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Clinton Hill Historic District (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ebbets Field (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a picture of Howards Inn as it appeared in 1776. Picture Collection, The Branch Libraries, The New York Public Library, Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
The lower left of the marker features a picture of The British Look-out Tree, as seen on the Map of the Battle of Brooklyn compiled by Stiles. Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection. Next to this is a map showing A Plan of the Battle of Brooklyn. This map highlights the approximate location of this historic site.
Also see . . .
1. The Evergreens Cemetery website.
2. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website.
3. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776.
4. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com.
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