New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Harlem Heights
September 16 – 1776
the brave soldiers
of New York, New Jersey,
Rhode Island, Pennsylvania,
Maryland and Virginia
General George Washington
fought and died on this site
in their country’s struggle
against British tyranny.
Dedicated by the
Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
Amanda Shaw Hirsch
Founder & President-General
May 16, 1961
Erected 1961 by Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1961.
Location. 40° 48.724′ N, 73° 57.816′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, in the median. Marker is on a triangle of grass in front of Riverside Church, and just south of Grant's Tomb. 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. Four Chaplains Memorial (here, next to this marker); New York Korean War Memorial Sakura Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Grant Memorial (about 400 feet away); Horace Porter (about 400 feet away); Fred’k D. Grant (about 400 feet away); General Daniel Butterfield Statue (about 400 feet away); Tomb of General U.S. Grant (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,575 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.