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Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery

 
 
The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery Marker
Inscription. Accounts of the naval action during the Battle of Fort Montgomery are conflicting. This scene is one impression of how the river might have looked during the battle.

"The Shark and Cambden were ordered on the east side of the river to defend the cable and chain in case the enemy should attempt on that side, the Montgomery lay across the tide with her broadside to the enemy and the Washington under her stern. About 12 o’clock the 6th the enemy appeared and fired upon him, but he did not return the fire until the enemy hauled his ships than he gave his broadsides as fast as he could."

Testimony of Capt. Hodges, who commanded the frigate Montgomery, Court of Inquiry on the loss of Forts Clinton and Montgomery. 1776
 
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 19.436′ N, 73° 59.169′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on the walking trail, overlooking the Hudson River. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 32-Pounder (here, next to this marker); Grand Battery (a few steps
Marker at the Grand Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker at the Grand Battery
A 32-pounder cannon overlooks the Hudson River at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
from this marker); a different marker also named The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); Three Sisters Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardens of the Fort (about 300 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 400 feet away); Building a Fort (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
 
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a 2003 painting by Dahl Taylor of the naval battle. Both American and British fleets are depicted, as well as the chain across the river.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Fort Montgomery Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
The Grand Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. The Grand Battery
This is the point from which Fort Montgomery fired on the British fleet on October 6, 1777.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Montgomery Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Fort Montgomery Battery
Several different types of cannon are on display at Fort Montgomery's Grand Battery. The Bear Mountain Bridge is visible in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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