Morningside Heights in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Harlem Heights
Erected by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.
Erected by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1776.
Location. 40° 48.532′ N, 73° 57.776′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Morningside Heights. Marker is on Broadway north of 117th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the side of Columbia University's engineering school. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Low Memorial Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 (about 800 feet away); Harlan Fiske Stone (about 800 feet away); Columbia University Midshipmen's TrainingWoman's Health Protective Association Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madonna and Child (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oscar J. Hijuelos (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil B. DeMille (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
More about this marker. Marker features a bas relief sculpture depicting Thomas Knowlton leading his men the Battle of Harlem Heights against the British. Andrew Leitch has been shot, and Knowlton would also fall during the battle.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Harlem Heights, September 16, 1776 at Harlem, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Harlem Heights 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.