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Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The West Redoubt of Fort Clinton

 
 
West Redoubt of Fort Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
1. West Redoubt of Fort Clinton Marker
Inscription.  
The West Redoubt
of
Fort Clinton
1776 – 1777
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Defended with
conspicuous bravery
by a greatly outnumbered
American Garrison
under
Brigadier General James Clinton
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Captured by British Oct. 6, 1777
Destroyed Oct. 26, 1777
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Manhattan Chapter D.A.R.
- 1940 -

 
Erected 1940 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Manhattan Chater.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 41° 19.16′ N, 73° 59.376′ W. Marker is in Bear Mountain, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 9 W when traveling north. Marker is located on a walking trail through the zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The British Attempt to Divide the Colonies during the War of Independence (a few steps from this marker); Outer Redoubt of Fort Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt
West Redoubt of Fort Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
2. West Redoubt of Fort Clinton Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Appalachian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Appalachian Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (about 300 feet away); Fort Clinton (about 400 feet away); Bear Mountain Bridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Mountain.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Fort's (sic) Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War website entry (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker at Bear Mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
3. Marker at Bear Mountain
West Redoubt of Fort Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
4. West Redoubt of Fort Clinton Marker
West Redoubt of Fort Clinton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
5. West Redoubt of Fort Clinton
During the October 6, 1777 Battle of Fort Clinton, some of the most intense fighting occured at this site.
Remains of Fort Clinton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
6. Remains of Fort Clinton
The West Redoubt is the only portion of Fort Clinton that survives today.
West Redoubt of Fort Clinton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
7. West Redoubt of Fort Clinton
Attack on the West Redoubt of Fort Clinton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
8. Attack on the West Redoubt of Fort Clinton
This diorama depicting the attack on the outer redoubt of Fort Clinton can be seen in trailside historical museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   8. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 17, 2022