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Margaret Cochran Corbin

1751 - 1800

 
 
Margaret Cochran Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
1. Margaret Cochran Corbin Marker
Inscription.
During the British-Hessian attack on Fort Washington 16 November 1776 Margaret Corbin was wounded when she filled the post of her husband John who was killed while loading artillery. The first woman to fight as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, she is buried at West Pont.
 
Erected 1982 by Washington Heights Inwood Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 51.567′ N, 73° 56.023′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Margaret Corbin Drive and Fort Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Margaret Corbin Drive. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park, at Margaret Corbin Circle. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Tryon Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Tryon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel William Baxter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highest Point on Manhattan (approx. half a mile away); Fort Washington (approx. half a mile away); Robert Magaw Defended this Position
Margaret Cochran Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
2. Margaret Cochran Corbin Marker
Margaret Corbin was listed as a Captain in the Continental Army. In 1779, Congress made her the first woman in the United States to receive a military pension.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Plaza Lafayette (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Margaret Cochran Corbin. Brief biography from a website dedicated to Distinguished Women of Past and Present. (Submitted on April 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Fort Tyron Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
3. Marker at Fort Tyron Park
Margaret Corbin Circle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
4. Margaret Corbin Circle
The marker, seen in the background on the right, is located near Margaret Corbin Circle at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park.
Margaret Corbin's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Margaret Corbin's Grave
As stated on the marker, Margaret Corbin is buried at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The monument at her grave is seen here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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