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First Resistance to British Arms in NY

 
 
First Resistance to British Arms in NY Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. First Resistance to British Arms in NY Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate the first resistance made to British arms in New York State, August 1776.
 
Erected 1916 by Daughters of the Revolution, Long Island Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 40° 36.695′ N, 74° 2.033′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. It is in Fort Hamilton. Marker is on 101st Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in John Paul Jones Park, under the Verranzo Narrows Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dover Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Inspiratio per exemplum – Inspiration through example (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions)
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(about 700 feet away); General Robert E. Lee (about 700 feet away); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (about 700 feet away); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Regarding First Resistance to British Arms in NY. The marker disregards the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British which took place over a year earlier, on May 10, 1775.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in John Paul Jones Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker in John Paul Jones Park
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Brooklyn Marker
15,000 British and Hessian troops crossed over from Staten Island to this point on August 22, 1776. They were met by 200 Pennsylvania riflemen, who soon withdrew.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Sep. 29, 2023