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Line of Defense

August 27, 1776

 
 
Line of Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Line of Defense Marker
Inscription.  
Battle of Long Island
175 feet south
Siege of Valley Grove House
150 feet north

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 39.977′ N, 73° 58.007′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on East Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on East Drive in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Marker of Battle Pass (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Dongan Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Taiwan Blue Pheasant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Garden (about 800 feet away); Weeping Beech (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Rock Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Oaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Living Land Acknowledgement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776
Marker in Prospect Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker in Prospect Park
The American army defended this pass against Hessian troops during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. British troops used a pass further to the east and were able to flank the Americans.
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. (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.) 
 
Battle of Long Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Battle of Long Island Marker
After being flanked, the Americans retreated to the Old Stone House near the Gowanus Creek for a final stand.
Line of Defense Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Line of Defense Markers
The marker indicating the location of the American Line of Defense can be seen in the background of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,496 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Aug. 19, 2022