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

Battle of White Plains

 
 
Battle of White Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
1. Battle of White Plains Marker
Inscription.
October 28th, 1776
The Continental Army
Under the Command of
General George Washington
Defended the Heights
Checking the British
Advance Across
Westchester

Erected by
the City of White Plains
to commemorate
the 225th Anniversary of the Battle


Back of Marker:
White Plains

At the time of the Battle of Long Island and Capture of the city of New York by the British, the New York Provincial Congress moved to safety in White Plains.

The Colonial roads intersected in the Town, placing it in the path of the British attempt to encircle and to capture Washington’s Army.

The heights around White Plains, and intervening rivers and swamps, presented a natural defensive position for an American stand. For these reasons, the site became the field of battle.

From October 28th to November 1st, 1776, in five days of intermittent fighting, White Plains became a Place of Honor.
 
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
 
Location. 41° 1.813′ N, 73° 46.789′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Battle Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling
Reverse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
2. Reverse Side of Marker
east on Battle Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Battle Whitney Park. 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. A different marker also named Battle of White Plains (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Arms Apartments (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Purdy House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Plains.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of American soldiers manning a cannon with the caption Alexander Hamilton’s Battery in the Battle of White Plains
The picture is based on a 2 Cents U.S. Postage Stamp, "Battle of White Plains 1926, The 150th Anniversary", by artist Edmund F. Ward.

The lower right of the marker features the seal of the City of White
Marker on Battle Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
3. Marker on Battle Avenue
Starting October 27, 1776, American troops defended this position against multiple attacks by British troops under General William Howe, and Hessian troops led by Col. Johann Rall.
Plains. The motto “Liberty or Death” appears on the lower left of the marker.
 
Regarding 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
 
Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. Battle Whitney Park
Several markers are located in this park on the summit of Chatterson's Hill, a focal point in the Battle of White Plains.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,853 times since then and 9 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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