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Fort Slongo in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Fort Slongo

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
Inscription.
Battle of
Fort Slongo

took place near this site
on Oct. 3, 1781. American
forces defeated British
forces holding Fort Slongo.
Donated by Ft. Salonga Assoc.

 
Location. 40° 54.748′ N, 73° 17.997′ W. Marker is in Fort Slongo, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Fort Salonga Road (New York State Route 25A) east of Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northport NY 11768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Osterby House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Buffet (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hotel Row (approx. 2.6 miles away); Trolley Stop (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Larkfield Post Office (approx. 2.6 miles away); East Northport Library (approx. 2.7 miles away); Swego (approx. 3.7 miles away); Eastern Purchase (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
American forces under the command of Benjamin Tallmadge attacked the British stationed at Fort Slonga on Long Island on October 3, 1781.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
The only American who was injured during the Battle of Slongo was Sgt. Elijah Churchill. Gen. George Washington awarded him the Badge of Military Merit, which became the Purple Heart. Churchill was the first person to ever receive this award.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 25 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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