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Historic Marker of Battle Pass

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Historic Marker of Battle Pass Marker
Inscription. At this point the old Porte Road or Valley Grove Road intersected the line of hills separating Flatbush from Brooklyn and Gowanus. In the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, this pass was barricaded in front by Dongan Oak and other obstructions. It was protected by artillery on Redoubt Hill just to the east. Here the American forces stood their ground against the Hessians coming from the south till flanked from the river by a body of British troops. General Sullivan was captured, but most of his troops retreated across what is now the Long Meadow, joining the Maryland and other troops for the final resistance near the Old Stone House of Gowanus.
 
Location. 40° 39.966′ N, 73° 58.011′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on East Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on East Drive in Prospect Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Line of Defense (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Dongan Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Marker in Prospect Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker in Prospect Park
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Ebbets Field (approx. half a mile away); Defenders of the Union (approx. half a mile away); The Marquis de Lafayette (approx. half a mile away); Maryland Monument (approx. 0.6 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.)
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.) 

3. History of the Old Stone House. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Battle Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Battle Pass Marker
This is one of three markers found in Battle Pass in Prospect Park.
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By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Battle Pass
The American troop under General Sullivan held off the Hessians at this pass on August 27, 1776, but were flanked by the British who used a pass further to the east.
Old Stone House of Gowanus image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
5. Old Stone House of Gowanus
After being flanked, Sullivan's retreating troops joined the Maryland Regiment at this house. They held off the British until much of the American troops retreated across the Gowanus Creek to the Brooklyn Heights. This house is located about a mile west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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