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Suffern in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Cannon “Independence”

1776 – 1908

 
 
This Cannon “Independence”	 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
1. This Cannon “Independence” Marker
Inscription.
This cannon “Independence”
used at the Battle of Long Island,
Aug. 27th, 1776,
was purchased by the Union Hill
Association in 1851 and presented
by the only surviving member,
Chas. E. Suffern, to the Village of
Suffern on April 23rd, 1908.

 
Erected 1908.
 
Location. 41° 6.889′ N, 74° 8.972′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Washington Avenue, in the median on Lafayette Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the triangular Soldier’s Monument park at the intersection of Lafayette & Washington Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rochambeau’s Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Monument (a few steps from this marker); Horse Watering Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffern’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffern Grammar School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941
Cannon “Independence” image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
2. Cannon “Independence”
This photo of the marker looks west on Lafayette Avenue.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Jersey); Hopper Gristmill Site (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffern.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Western view of the Cannon “Independence” image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
3. Western view of the Cannon “Independence”
Plaque on west side of Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
4. Plaque on west side of Cannon
Identical plaques appear on both sides of the cannon.
Soldier’s Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
5. Soldier’s Monument Park
The Cannon "Independence" can be seen in this photo in front of the Soldier’s Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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