Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fraserís Highlanders were members of one of the most famous military units of the day, raised in Scotland in October 1775 by Simon Fraser. Companies of the 71st Highland Regiment served at the battle of Long Island, in the New York and New Jersey campaigns of 1776-1777, and at Yorktown in 1781.
Grenadiers were so named because they were tall, muscular soldiers chosen to hurl the primitive hand grenades of the early 18th century. Long after their original function ceased, they retained their name and remained elite troops. They usually served on detached duty, guarded against sudden attacks, and were often assigned difficult missions. Grenadiers and Light Infantry formed the flank companies of each British regiment.
Erected by Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
Location. 41° 14.542′ 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. The British Occupy Stony Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Defenses: The Outer Works (about 300 feet away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (about 300 feet away); The American Strategy (about 300 feet away); Stony Point Battlefield (about 300 feet away); Capture of Stony Point (about 300 feet away); "I Ö imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (about 300 feet away); Kingís Ferry (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 features an 18th-century map of Stony Point Battlefield by British Lt. William Marshall, 63rd Regiment of Foot highlighting fleche #3. Map is reproduced courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Below this is a “Drawing of a Grenadier of the 71st Regiment (Fraserís Highlanders), British Army, c. 1779, by Alexander R. Cattley. Reproduced courtesy of The New York Historical Society,
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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.