Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maryland Regiment Burial Site
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
The Marylanders held the British forces in check until the afternoon of August 27, 1776, taking heavy casualties from the British guns at the Old Stone House (Vechte-Cortelyou House) located at present-day 4th Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets. After the battle, the British buried the Maryland dead in mass graves on a hillock in the midst of the swamp. The exact location of the burial ground is unknown.
Erected by State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable EventsNotable Places • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 40.28′ N, 73° 59.429′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 9th Street. Marker is in front of the American Legion building on 9th Street and 3rd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryland Heroes (here, next to this marker); Old Stone House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Old Stone House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carroll Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers and Sailors World War I Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Louis Valentine Jr. Ballfield/Carroll Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a picture of Lord Stirling leading the Maryland Regiment in the battle. Image Courtesy of the Guard Bureau.
The bottom left of the marker features a picture of “Lord Stirling at the Battle of Long Island. Emmet Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Next to this is a map showing “A plan of the Battle of Brooklyn. This map highlights the approximate location of this historic site.”
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,059 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.