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Fort Salonga in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Fort Slongo

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
Inscription.  
Battle of
Fort Slongo

took place near this site
on Oct. 3, 1781. American
forces defeated British
forces holding Fort Slongo.
Donated by Ft. Salonga Assoc.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 54.748′ N, 73° 17.997′ W. Marker is in Fort Salonga, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Fort Salonga Road (New York State Route 25A) east of Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northport NY 11768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Osterby House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Summer Home of Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Richard Smith (approx. one mile away); Skidmore House (approx. 2 miles away); Buried Village (approx. 2.1 miles away); Eatons Neck (approx. 2.2 miles away); Allen AME Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joseph Buffet (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Salonga.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
American forces under the command of Benjamin Tallmadge attacked the British stationed at Fort Slongo on Long Island on October 3, 1781.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Battle of Fort Slongo Marker
The only American who was injured during the Battle of Slongo was Sgt. Elijah Churchill. Gen. George Washington awarded him the Badge of Military Merit, which became the Purple Heart. Churchill was the first person to ever receive this award.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on April 18, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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