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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Margaret Corbin

 
 
Margaret Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. Margaret Corbin Marker
Inscription.
100 feet ahead on right
monument and grave of
Margaret Corbin
Revolutionary Heroine

 
Erected 1931 by State of New York.
 
Location. 41° 23.851′ N, 73° 58.037′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the West Point Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Cadet Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Margaret Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); Dade and his Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Old West Point Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Armstrong Custer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Margaret Cochran Corbin. Brief biography from a website dedicated to Distinguished Women
Marker at West Point Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
2. Marker at West Point Cemetery
of Past and Present. (Submitted on September 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
West Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. West Point Marker
The Margaret Corbin Monument can be seen in the background of the photo.
Margaret Corbin Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Margaret Corbin Monument
The grave of Capt. Molly Corbin is located in the West Point Cemetery, next to the Old Cadet Chapel.
Detail of Margaret Corbin Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Detail of Margaret Corbin Monument
In memory of
Margaret Corbin
a heroine of the Revolution
known as Captain Molly
1751 – 1800
who at the Battle of Fort Washington, New York City, when her husband John Corbin was killed, kept his field piece in action until severely wounded and thereafter, by an Act of Congress, received half the pay and allowances of
“a soldier in the service”
She lived, died and was buried on the Hudson River bank, near the village called Highland Falls. In appreciation of her deeds for the cause of Liberty, and that her heroism may not be forgotten, her dust was removed to this spot and this memorial erected by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in New York State
1926
Margaret Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Margaret Corbin Marker
An identical marker is located 200 feet north on Washington Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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