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Fort Stirling

 
 
Fort Stirling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Fort Stirling Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of Fort Stirling. On this bluff in the spring of 1776, it formed one of a chain of redoubts built in Brooklyn opposite New York. This work fell into the hands of the British during the Battle of Long Island and was thereafter garrisoned by the Hessian troops until victory by the American Army led to the evacuation of New York November 25th, 1788.
 
Erected 1924 by Fort Greene Chapter Daughters of the Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 41.907′ N, 73° 59.789′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Clark Street and Columbia Heights, on the right when traveling west on Clark Street. Marker is found at the Clark Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (approx. 0.2
Fort Stirling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Fort Stirling Marker
miles away); Four Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagle Warehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walt Whitman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. An image of a cannon barrel appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Brooklyn Marker
Marker on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Marker on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2010, by Todd Florio of Brooklyn, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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