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Dennis Leary & William Barney

 
 
Dennis Leary & William Barney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
1. Dennis Leary & William Barney Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
Continental Marine Lieutenants
Dennis Leary
William Barney

responsible for the evacuation
of the 112 man garrison
2 October 1777

 
Location. 39° 50.874′ N, 75° 15.067′ W. Marker is in Paulsboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clonmell Road and N Delaware Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the banks of the Delaware River, in Fort Billings Park. Marker is in this post office area: Paulsboro NJ 08066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Billingsport, New Jersey (a few steps from this marker); The Fort at Billingsport (a few steps from this marker); Fort Billingsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); C. A. Nothnagle Log House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Tinicum Township (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Artillery Shed (approx. 2.7 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Paulsboro.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Dennis Leary & William Barney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
2. Dennis Leary & William Barney Marker
Marker is at the site of Fort Billings, which was built to protect Philadelphia from an approach by the British Navy. After holding off them for a month in 1777, the British were able to land 500 men just downriver from the fort. Leary and Barney oversaw the evacuation and burning of the fort before the British arrived.
Marker on the Delaware River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
3. Marker on the Delaware River
The fort that was located on this site was designed by Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the first engineering assignment given to him by the Continental Congress.
Marker in Fort Billings Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
4. Marker in Fort Billings Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 4 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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