Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of the Dongan Oak
Americans, commanded by General Sullivan, valiantly defended this position against the Hessian General De Heister, until attacked from the rear by British troops, under General Clinton, then they retired in good order, bringing off their artillery.
November 25, 1922
was restored by
The Prospect Park Alliance.
the original caster
recreated F. W. Ruckstull’s
eagle and plaque.
June 6, 1991
Erected 1991 by Prospect
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1776.
Location. 40° 39.965′ N, 73° 57.992′ 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 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Line of Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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.)
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 1,590 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.