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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland Heroes

 
 
Maryland Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Maryland Heroes Marker
Inscription.
Here lie buried 256
Maryland soldiers
who fell in the
Battle of Brooklyn
August 27, 1776.

 
Erected 1952 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 40.282′ N, 73° 59.431′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 9th Street near 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the American Legion building on 9th Street and 3rd Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryland Regiment Burial Site ( here, next to this marker); Old Stone House ( approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Old Stone House ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Marquis de Lafayette ( approx. 0.9 miles away); The Green-Wood Cemetery ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture ( approx. 0.9 miles away); William Moir Smith ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Brooklyn Marker

2. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Marker at the American Legion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Marker at the American Legion
After the battle, the British buried the dead Marylanders "in a mass grave on a hillock in the midst of the swamp." Although the exact location is unknown, it is thought to be in the vicinity of the marker.
Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Old Stone House
The Marylanders made their stand at this Stone House, allowing the rest of the Continental Army to escape to Brooklyn Heights. Of the 400 Marylanders, 256 died in front of this house and 100 others were killed or captured. Only 10 made it to Brooklyn Heights. The Stone House is located several blocks from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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