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White Plains in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of White Plains

October 28, 1776

 
 
The Battle of White Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
1. The Battle of White Plains Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot, the British under Howe, forded the Bronx River and attacked the right wing of Washington’s Army located above on Chatterton Hill.

Erected by Act of Congress May 18, 1926.

Side of Monument:
This bowlder was taken from taken from Mount Misery, which was the site of Washington’s encampment, October 31, 1776.
 
Erected 1926.
 
Location. 41° 1.875′ N, 73° 46.594′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 119), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is alongside the entrance ramp to southbound Bronx River Pkwy. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Arms Apartments (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Park
Marker on side of monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
2. Marker on side of monument
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Purdy House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Plains.
 
Regarding The Battle of White Plains. Take a Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of White Plains, NY.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the Battle of White Plains, NY, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolution. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker near the Bronx River Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
3. Marker near the Bronx River Parkway
British General William Howe and Hessian Col. Johann Rall crossed the Bronx River near here, and advanced on Chatterson's Hill.
The Battle of White Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. The Battle of White Plains Marker
The 17th Dragoons made the first cavalry charge of the Revolutionary War in their attack on Chatterson's Hill.
Road to Chatterson's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
5. Road to Chatterson's Hill
British troops under General William Howe followed this route when attacking the Americans defending Chatterson's Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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