Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery
Just before the battle reached its climax, two larger British ships, the brig Diligent and the sloop tender Hotham, and another galley, the Spitfire, came into view. Sir Henry Clinton later wrote that the sight of these ships “crowding all sail to support” the attack convinced him to begin his final assault. At dusk, the British drove the Americans
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
Location. 41° 19.438′ N, 73° 59.162′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 9W. Touch for map. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on the walking trail, overlooking the Hudson River. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 32-Pounder (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery Grand Battery (a few steps from this marker); Three Sisters Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardens of the Fort (about 300 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 400 feet away); Building a Fort (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker features an “illustration by Jack Mead depict[ing] the British landing force early on the morning of the battle. The British had a large fleet of warships, supply ships, transports, and flat-bottom boats to carry the men ashore.”
The upper right of the marker features a picture of “Two of the American ships that took part in the battle, the Montgomery and the Shark, and another frigate upriver, the Congress, [that] were burned by their crew. Illustration by Jack Mead.”
Sidebar: A listing of the ships present at the battle is at the bottom of the marker. These include American Frigates
Illustrations of the various types of ships appear on the marker. Ship illustrations are by Jack Coggins.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,498 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.