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

17th British Regiment of Foot

 
 
17th British Regiment of Foot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
1. 17th British Regiment of Foot Marker


Inscription.
British War Veterans of America, Inc.
New York Branch of the
British Legion
erected this plaque to perpetuate the memories of men of the 17th British Regiment of Foot who died near this spot defending the Stony Point fortification against General Wayne’s American Light Infantry on the night of July 15/16, 1779.

“They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn at the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them.”
1779 – 1956

 
Erected 1956 by British Legion, New York Branch.
 
Location. 41° 14.496′ N, 73° 58.497′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Stony Point Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is found in the British camp located near the Stony Point Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Strategy (here, next to this marker); Stony Point Battlefield (here, next to this marker); "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner."
Marker on the Stony Point Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
2. Marker on the Stony Point Battlefield
(a few steps from this marker); British Defenses: The Outer Works (a few steps from this marker); The British Occupy Stony Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Stony Point (within shouting distance of this marker); “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...” (within shouting distance of this marker); Fraser’s Highlanders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Stoney Point. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Blacksmith in the British Camp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
3. Blacksmith in the British Camp
The marker is found in the British camp located near the Stony Point Museum, next to the blacksmith. Marker can be seen in the right of the photo.
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
4. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Park
This park preserves the site of one of the last major Revolutionary War battles fought in the northeastern colonies.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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