West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
• Margaret Corbin •
a heroine of the Revolution
known as Captain Molly
1751 – 1800
who at the Battle of Fort Washington, New York City, when her husband John Corbin was killed, kept his field piece in action until severely wounded and thereafter, by an Act of Congress, received half the pay and allowances of
“a soldier in the service”
She lived, died and was buried on the Hudson River bank, near the village called Highland Falls. In appreciation of her deeds for the cause of Liberty, and that her heroism may not be forgotten, her dust was removed to this spot and this memorial erected by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in New York State
Erected 1926 by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in New York State.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 23.87′ N, 73° 58.047′ W. Marker is in West Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Cadet Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Margaret Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); Dade and his Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old West Point Gates (about 300 feet away); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away); George Armstrong Custer (about 700 feet away); Frederick Dent Grant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winfield Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief plaque showing Molly Corbin manning the cannon at the Battle of Fort Washington.
Also see . . . Margaret Cochran Corbin. Brief biography from a website dedicated to Distinguished Women of Past and Present. (Submitted on September 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on September 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.