Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brookland Ferry Landing
the Brookland Ferry Landing
from which point the American Army
embarked during the night
of August 29th, 1776
under the direction of
General George Washington
ably assisted by
Colonel John Glover
of Marblehead, Massachusetts
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On March 17, 1776 the British Army evacuated Boston and prepared to launch an assault on New York. By August 22, 1776 the British had assembled 200 vessels carrying 30,000 soldiers to attack New York.
The Battle of Long Island began on August 27, 1776. Surrounded and outnumbered, the American Army retreated to their fortifications protecting the Village of Brooklyn and the ferry crossing.
“It is a matter of the utmost importance to prevent the enemy from taking possession of the City of New York and the North River, as they will thereby command the country.”
“The fate of unborn millions will now depend on the courage and conduct of this army. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer of die.”
“Remember, officers and soldiers, that you are freemen fighting for the blessings of liberty .”
Erected 1929 by Brooklyn Bridge Plaza Association.
Location. 40° 42.193′ N, 73° 59.697′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street, on the right when traveling west on Old Fulton Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the waterfront at the Fulton Ferry Landing. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Brookland Ferry Landing (here, next to this marker); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1883 New York Harbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Builders of the Bridge (about 400 feet away); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (about 400 feet away); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 500 feet away); Eagle Warehouse (about 600 feet away); Walt Whitman (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. One of the adjacent markers contains a map of Brooklyn prior to the August 27, 1776 battle.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 11, 12. submitted on May 17, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. 13. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.