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

Round Hill Redoubt

 
 
Round Hill Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Round Hill Redoubt Marker
Inscription. During the Battle of Fort Montgomery on October 6, 1777, the fortís undermanned garrison formed a single rank behind the parapet (the fortís defensive wall). British skirmishers approached the fort keeping up a constant fire. The British then sent a flag to the fort seeking the Americansí surrender. When the Americans refused, the British resumed the battle and drove the Americans from the redoubts.
 
Erected by Montgomery State Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 19.567′ N, 73° 59.387′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, west of Route 9W. 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. A different marker also named Round Hill Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Fort Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Redoubt (about 500 feet away); Fort Montgomery (about 500 feet away); North Redoubt (about 600 feet away); The Battle Around the Redoubts
Marker in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The marker is located in a section of Fort Montgomery State Historic Park located west of Route 9W. It is along the Historic 1777 Trail, which begins at the Visitor Center.
(about 600 feet away); Enlisted Menís & Officersí Barracks (about 600 feet away); Barracks (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
 
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker contains an illustration by Jack Mead, with the caption “This painting depicts the British assault on a redoubt. As the British carried the redoubts, many of the Americans were able to escape under the cover of growing darkness and the smoky haze of the battle.”

The upper right of the marker features a map with the caption “Several Loyalist units took part in the attack on Fort Montgomery, including the Loyal American Regiment, the Regiment of New York Volunteers, and Emmerich's Chasseurs. The discovery of odd-size musket balls on the outer face of this redoubt suggests that they attacked this redoubt as well as the so-called “North” redoubt. Reproduced by permission of the Huntington Library, San Marino, California..

The bottom of the marker features a picture of “Beverly Robinson, the Colonel of the Loyal American Regiment, assumed command of the attack on Fort Montgomery when Lieutenant-Colonel Mungo Campbell was shot and killed. Engraving
Marker with Redoubt Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Marker with Redoubt Remains
The remains of the Round Hill Redoubt can be seen to the left of the photo.
on Beverly Robinson from Benson Lossingís Pictorial Fieldbook of the Revolution.”
 
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 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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