Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
British Defenses: The Upper Works
scarcely able to get up a heavy 12 [pounder] . ”
Four companies of the 17th Regiment and a detachment from the Loyal American Regiment were posted in the Upper Works, but the fortification was unfinished, being open on the east side toward the river. Scouts had informed the British commander, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Johnson, that Americans meant to attack Stony Point, and he eliminated passwords so noone could enter the fortifications at night. He also divided his forces in anticipation of a daytime
Erected by Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
Location. 41° 14.47′ N, 73° 58.416′ 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. Marker is on the walking trail at the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. 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. “ the enemy entered the upper work at the barrier at the same time I did.” (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); Stony Point Battlefield Today (within shouting distance of this marker); “For Gods sake, why is the Artillery here not being made use of?” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours.” “ with the greatest Intrepidity and coolness.” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capture of Stony Point (about 300 feet away); The British Occupy Stony Point (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains an 18-century map of Stony Point Battlefield by British Lt. William Marshall, 63rd Regiment of Foot with the Upper Works and inner abatis of the fort highlighted. The map is reproduced courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The marker also contains a “Drawing of a soldier of the Loyal American Regiment (Loyalist Corps), British Army, c. 1779, by Alexander R. Cattley. Reproduced courtesy of The New York Historical Society, New York City. The lower left of the marker also contains a map of the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
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 21, 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 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.