Highland in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Colonel Hathorn wrote of the end:
“The enemy who formed their whole strength and forced the North East part of our Lines . . . our people, not being able to support the lines retreating down the hill precipitously towards the river . . . The people this time were so scattered I found myself unequal to Rally them again, consequently every Man made a Choice of his own Way.”
Joseph Brant reported that he:
“ . . . pursued them, until they stopt upon a Rocky Hill, round which we were employed and very busy, near four hours before we couíd drive them out. We have taken 40 odd scalps, and one Prisoner, a Captain. I suppose the Enemy have lost nearly half of their men and most of their Officers; they all belonged to the Militia & were about 150 in number.”
Erected by New York State.
Location. 41° 29.34′ N, 74° 58.212′ W. Marker is in Highland, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker can be reached from Minisink Battle Ground Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Minisink Battleground Park, along the Battleground Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Barryville NY 12719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minisink Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Stand On The Rocky Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Rock (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle at Minisink (about 700 feet away); Minisink Battleground Park (about 700 feet away); Minisink Battle July 22d 1779 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brantís Crossing (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
More about this marker. Two pictures appear on the marker. One depicts Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten tending to a wounded militiaman, and the other shows the Americans fending off Brantís attacking men.
Related markers. Click here list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the markers along the Battleground Trail in Minisink Battleground Park.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle at Minisink Ford. Minisink Valley Historical Society website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 917 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.