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

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
1. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site Marker
Inscription. On the night of July 15-16, 1779, Brigadier General Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania led the American Light Infantry in a midnight assault against a British force that had occupied Stony Point. Approximately one hour later, the garrison had been captured by two American columns that had outflanked the front line defenses; the main assault column waded through the shallow waters of Haverstraw Bat on the south, while a secondary column approached around the north side of the peninsula.

In 1826, Stony Point became the site of a lighthouse built to guide ships through the narrow passage of Haverstraw Bay at the southern end of the Hudson Highlands. The lighthouse survives as the oldest on the Hudson River, and was restored and relighted in 1995.

Today at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, a museum with exhibits and an audiovisual program tell the story of the battle. Guided and self-guided tours, as well as musket and artillery demonstrations, 18th-century camp life activities, and numerous special events are scheduled throughout the visitor season.
 
Erected by Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
 
Location.
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By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
2. Marker at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
41° 14.439′ N, 73° 58.542′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Stony Point Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is near the parking lot of Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. 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. "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stony Point State Park (about 400 feet away); British Defenses: The Outer Works (about 400 feet away); The American Strategy (about 400 feet away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (about 400 feet away); Stony Point Battlefield (about 400 feet away); Capture of Stony Point (about 400 feet away); “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...” (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a “Portrait of Brigadier General Anthony Wayne painted by Edward Savage in 1795. Reproduced courtesy of The New York Historical Society, New York City.” Also appearing on the marker are two photographs of the Stony Point lighthouse courtesy of Don Loprieno, script
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By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
3. Stony Point Marker
The marker is located at the parking lot of Stony Point State Historic Site.
from General Wayne’s letter to General Washington announcing the American victory at Stony Point, and a map of the battlefield walking tour at 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 23, 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 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Stony Point Lighthouse. Hudson River Lighthouse Collection website. (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
4. Museum at Stony Point Battlefield
The museum at Stony Point contains exhibits and artifacts pertaining to the 1779 battle and the Stony Point Lighthouse.
Stony Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
5. Stony Point Lighthouse
The Stony Point Lighthouse was built in 1826 and guided vessels on the Hudson River for nearly one hundred years.
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
6. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
This park preserves the site of one of the last major Revolutionary War battles fought in the northeastern colonies. It is also home to the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,118 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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