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Sag Harbor in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meigs Monument

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. Meigs Monument
Inscription.  
A British Fort near this spot was captured by the Americans under Lieut. Col. Meigs at the Battle of Sag Harbor
May 23, 1777
 
Erected 1902.
 
Location. 40° 59.867′ N, 72° 17.662′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Memorial is on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Old Whalers' Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The French House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atheneum (about 300 feet away); David Frothingham (about 600 feet away); Handcut Millstone (about 700 feet away); M. Olivia Sage (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meigs Raid (Wikipedia). "The Meigs Raid (also known as the Battle of Sag Harbor) was a military raid by American Continental
Meigs Monument - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. Meigs Monument - wide view
The marker is located on the grounds of the Old Burying Ground, just to the west of the Old Whalers' Church.
Army forces, under the command of Connecticut Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs, on a British Loyalist foraging party at Sag Harbor, New York on May 24, 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. Six Loyalists were killed and 90 captured while the Americans suffered no casualties. The raid was made in response to a successful British raid on Danbury, Connecticut in late April that was opposed by American forces in the Battle of Ridgefield." (Submitted on May 10, 2019.) 

2. The Battle of Sag Harbor In The War For Independence (ClassicNewYorkHistory.com). (Submitted on May 10, 2019.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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