White Plains in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Spirit of 1776
During the attack on Chatterton Hill, the British marched up the road to Connecticut (Lake street) to attack the left flank of Washington’s defense assembled on Hatfield Hill (opposite Merritt Hill).
General Heath, under General Washington, had placed Colonel Malcolm, his N.Y. Regiment and Lt. Fenno with one field piece to station Merritt Hill in defense of Hatfield Hill.
Lt. Fenno fired a cannonball directly into 20 British horsemen approaching Hatfield Hill. This single shot caused the British to retreat back towards White Plains.
Erected by Dr. Alex Funicello, M.D.
Location. 41° 2.879′ N, 73° 44.496′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Boulevard 0.1 miles west of Old Lake Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker The War for American Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Merritt Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Post 5463 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Harrison Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Castle World War II Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joseph T. Miller (approx. 1.4 miles away); American Red Cross in Westchester County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Center of Washington’s Army (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Plains.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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