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Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stony Point Battlefield

 
 
Stony Point Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Stony Point Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  In July 1779, American Light Infantry, under Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, launched a midnight assault, capturing a British Fort and its defenders.

N.Y.S. Organization Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1779.
 
Location. 41° 14.224′ N, 73° 59.111′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of N Liberty Drive (U.S. 9W) and Park Road, on the right when traveling north on N Liberty Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorials at Waldron Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); King’s Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stony Point State Park (approx. half a mile away); Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker on N Liberty Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker on N Liberty Drive
On July 15, 1779, Brig. Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne successfully led a surprise midnight attack on fortified British troops on the Stony Point peninsula on the Hudson River.
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); British Defenses: The Outer Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (approx. 0.6 miles away); The American Strategy (approx. 0.6 miles away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Stoney Point. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Storming of Stony Point. Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
This battle was one of the last major engagements of the Revolutionary War to take place in the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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