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The Main Line of Defences

 
 
The Main Line of Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. The Main Line of Defences Marker
Inscription. Upon this site and across these heights stood the main line of defences thrown up by Washington’s Army September 1776. It was held until Fort Washington fell on November 16th, when part of the fighting occurred at this point.
 
Erected 1901 by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.898′ N, 73° 56.815′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 153rd Street, on the left when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at the northwest corner Broadway and 153rd Street, on the wall of Trinity Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Middle Redoubt of the American Army   1776 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Line of Defence (approx. 0.3 miles away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Morris-Jumel Mansion
Marker on Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
2. Marker on Broadway
(approx. half a mile away); Polo Grounds (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamilton Grange (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Hilltop Park (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a relief of a Revolutionary War cannon.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle for Fort Washington. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Fort Washington. 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
 
Marker at Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Marker at Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan
Trinity Cemetery is on the site of John James Audubon's estate. Among those buried here are John James Audubon, Alfred Tennyson Dickens, John Jacob Astor, and Clement Clarke Moore.
Looking Down Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
4. Looking Down Broadway
This photo looks south on Broadway, in the direction from which the British attack came. The photo was taken from in front of the marker.
 
 
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 989 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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