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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Chain Battery

 
 
Great Chain Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 2, 2012
1. Great Chain Battery Marker
Inscription.
Chain
Battery
1778

 
Location. 41° 23.779′ N, 73° 57.182′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Pitcher Road. Click for map. Marker is located near the bank of the Hudson River, on a trail that can be accessed from the eastern end of Pitcher Road. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Chain (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Palo Alto (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Resaca De La Palma (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Yorktown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheridan Memorial (about 300 feet away); Battle of Vera Cruz (about 400 feet away); Kosciuszko (about 600 feet away); Fort Clinton (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Great Chain Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 2, 2012
2. Great Chain Battery Marker
Great Chain Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2013
3. Great Chain Battery Marker
Chain Battery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 2, 2012
4. Chain Battery and Marker
The marker is seen here at the top left, on top of the Chain Battery.
Great Chain Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 2, 2012
5. Great Chain Battery
Great Chain Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 2, 2012
6. Great Chain Battery
The battery seen here protected the Great Chain which spanned the Hudson River (visible in the background) during the Revolutionary War.
Great Chain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
7. Great Chain
The Great Chain stretched across the Hudson River from near the marker to Constitution Island, where this replica of the chain with booms can be found.
 
 
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