Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“… the enemy entered the upper work at the barrier at the same time I did.”
Lieutenant John Roberts of the Royal Artillery arrived at this battery just as it fell into American hands:
“ … I concluded that the enemy were in possession of the Howitzer Battery and were pushing for the upper work, upon which I bent my steps that way but fell over a log of wood, and several people fell over me before I recovered myself. I have great reason to believe that the enemy entered the upper work at the barrier at the same time I did.”
These men were the vanguard of the American south column which had waded through the bay and around the outward abatis. Their advance might have been stopped by the small British gunboat assigned to protect the area, but it was absent from its post. The remainder of the column swept around the summit and approached the Upper Works from the rear. At approximately the same time, on the other side of Stony Point, the north column of Light Infantry was entering the inner abatis and meeting fierce
Erected by Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
Location. 41° 14.459′ N, 73° 58.397′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Stony Point Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield. 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. British Defenses: The Upper Works (within shouting distance of this marker); “For God’s 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.” (within shouting distance of this marker); Stony Point Battlefield Today (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...” (about 300 feet away); “… with the greatest Intrepidity and coolness.” (about 300 feet away); Opportunities Missed and Taken (about 300 feet away); The Battle’s Aftermath (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
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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 771 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.