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Battle of White Plains

American Forces

 

—1776 —

 
American Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
1. American Forces Marker
Inscription.
Commanded by
General George Washington
Numbered about 14,500
Men fit for Duty,

Consisting of Continentals
From Maryland, Delaware,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania and
New York, and Militiamen
From Several Provinces.

Many of These Units
Had Participated in
The Battle of Long Island,
Harlem Heights,
Throg’s Neck, and Pell’s Point.

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

Back of Marker:
Battle of White Plains

October 28, 1776

The Americans Defended
Chatterton’s Hill
Using a Composite Group of Troops
Totalling between 1,600 and 2,000 Men
Commanded by
Brig. General Alexander McDougall,
Consisting of Continentals from Maryland,
Delaware, Conneecticut and New York, and
Militia from Massachusetts, New Jersey,
Connecticut, and New York,
Including a White Plains Unit.

Having only a Two-Gun Battery,
Field-Stone Walls, and Hastily Made Positions,
They Followed Washington’s Orders to
"Do the Best You Can."

Attacked by Artillery, Massed
Infantry, and Mounted Cavalry,
The Americans Inflicted almost
300 Casualties on Their Foes,
Delaying further Planned Assaults
On the Stronger Center and Left Flank
Redoubts and Entrenchments.

The
Reverse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
2. Reverse Side of Marker
American Lines at North Castle Held
Until the British Withdrew on November 4th.

 
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
 
Location. 41° 1.822′ N, 73° 46.772′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Battle Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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 (within shouting distance of 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Arms Apartments (about 500 feet away); 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 left side of the marker features a "Grand Union"
Marker on Battle Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
3. Marker on Battle Avenue
Washington did not believe this site on Chatterson's Hill to be important enough to occupy. British Gen. William Howe, however, immediately recognized the potential of this high ground and made it the objective of his initial attacks.
or "Cambridge Flag." flag and a Continental infantryman.
The lower right of the marker features the seal of the City of White Plains. The motto “Liberty or Death” appears on the lower left of the marker.
 
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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 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolution. (Submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. Marker in Battle Whitney Park
After an artillery bombardment, British Gen. Howe attacked this position on Chatterson's Hill with 4,000 men, including 3 regiments of Hessians. The attack included a cavalry charge by the 17th Dragoons.
Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
5. 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 1,293 times since then and 8 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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