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

Battle of White Plains

Chatterton’s Hill, October 28, 1776

 
 
Chatterton’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
1. Chatterton’s Hill Marker
Inscription.
The American Revolutionary War
1776 2001

Phases of Action

October 28th
Morning

1. Americans Occupy Chatterton’s Hill
2. British Approach from the South
3. American Pickets Retreat
4. Hessians Under Rahl Seize Hill
5. British Bombard Chatterton’s Hill

Midday
6. British and Hessians Cross Bronx River
7. Hessians Outflank Americans
8. British Dragoon Cavalry Attacks
9. Americans Retreat from Chatterton’s Hill

October 29th to 31st
10. Heavy Rain Delays British Attack
11. British Bombard Americans
12. Washington Retires to North Castle

November 1st
13. British Attack Center of Lines
14. British Bombard American Left Flank
15. British Bombard Right Flank

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


 
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
 
Location. 41° 1.809′ N, 73° 46.781′ 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 in Battle Whitney Park. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker in Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
2. Marker in Battle Whitney Park
American troops defended this position against multiple attacks by British troops under General William Howe, and Hessian troops led by Col. Johann Rall during the Battle of White Plains.
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 marker is dominated by a map showing the phases of action during the Battle of White Plains.
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.
 
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.
Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
3. 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.

 
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
 
Detail of Battle Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. Detail of Battle Map from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,452 times since then and 3 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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