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Battle of Harlem Heights

September 16 – 1776

 
 
Battle of Harlem Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2016
1. Battle of Harlem Heights Marker
Inscription.
In grateful remembrance of
the brave soldiers
of New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Pennsylvania,
Maryland and Virginia
who under
General George Washington
fought and died on this site
for liberty
in their countryís struggle
against British tyranny.

Dedicated by the
Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
Amanda Shaw Hirsch
Founder & President-General
May 16, 1961

 
Erected 1961 by Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
 
Location. 40° 48.724′ N, 73° 57.816′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is on a triangle of grass in front of Riverside Church, and just south of Grant's Tomb. 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. Four Chaplains Memorial (here, next to this marker); New York Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Sakura Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Grant Memorial (about 400 feet away);
Battle of Harlem Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2016
2. Battle of Harlem Heights Marker
The Battle of Harlem Heights marker is at the lower left. Its location changed since the earlier photo below.
The Amiable Child Monument (about 400 feet away); Horace Porter (about 400 feet away); Fredík D. Grant (about 400 feet away); General Daniel Butterfield Statue (about 400 feet 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 EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers near Riverside Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Markers near Riverside Church
The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought at this location. Several markers are found here. The Battle of Harlem Heights marker is the one at the bottom of the photo.
Markers near Grant's Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
4. Markers near Grant's Tomb
Grant's Tomb can be seen in the photo behind the markers.
The Memorial Trees referenced in the Four Chaplains and Korean War markers image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 111/4/2017
5. The Memorial Trees referenced in the Four Chaplains and Korean War markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,429 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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