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The First Line of Defence

 
 
The First Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. The First Line of Defence Marker
Inscription.  
This stone
marks the position of
the First Line of Defence
constructed across these
heights and bravely defended by
the American Army
1776

The original plaque at this site was erected by
the Washington Heights Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
December 29, 1909
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The replacement marker honors the 225th anniversary of The Battle of Harlem Heights
fought on September 16, 1776, during the Revolutionary War.

 
Erected 2001 by Daughters of the American Revolution & the West Harlem Arts Fund.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.675′ N, 73° 56.962′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway, in the median. Marker is in a small park in the median on Broadway, between 147th and 148th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Main Line of Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Middle Redoubt of the American Army 1776
Marker on Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
2. Marker on Broadway
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hamilton Grange (approx. half a mile away); Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn (approx. half a mile away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Polo Grounds (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holcombe Rucker Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greg Marius Court (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Harlem Heights, September 16, 1776 at Harlem, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Harlem Heights 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The First Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. The First Line of Defence Marker
The Americans formed a defensive line across Broadway at this point. The photo looks south, in the direction from which the British troops approached.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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