White Plains in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of White Plains
— 1776 —
General William Howe
Numbered about 13,000
Including Several Brigades.
The Regiments of Foot
Deployed Light Infantry,
Chasseurs, and Grenadiers.
Artillery Batteries and
Light Cavalry Supported Them.
The Hessian Battalions
Under Heister, Rahl, and Donop
Reinforced The British.
Their Grenadiers and Jagers
Were Essential to the Battle.
Back of Marker:
Battle of White Plains
October 28, 1776
The British Assaulted
With Reinforced 2nd Brigade
Numbering about 7,000 Troops
Commanded by Brigadier General Leslie.
The 28th, 35th, 5th and 49th Regiments of Foot,
Hessian Grenadier Battalions,
And Lossberg Regiment
Were Supported by
Artillery Batteries and the
17th Light Dragoons Cavalry.
Following a One-Hour Artillery Bombardment
They Waded Across the Bronx River and
Charged Up the Steep Slopes
Outflanking the Americans.
The Defenders Were Driven Off the Hill
By Midday, Retreating to Their
Main Lines North of Town.
British Casualties Numbered 276.
Wounded, and Missing on the Patriots.
After the Day’s Action
The British Regrouped and Camped.
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1889.
Location. 41° 1.789′ N, 73° 46.817′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Whitney Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Battle Whitney Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of White Plains (a few steps from this marker); Battle Park (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Arms Apartments (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of White PlainsWhite Plains Roll of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Plains.
More about this marker. The left side of the marker features a British flag and a British Genadier.
The lower right of the marker features the seal of the City of White Plains. The motto “Liberty or Death” appears on the lower left of the marker.
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Also see . . .
1. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of White Plains. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on December 2, 2023, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.