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Rockaway Footpath

 
 
Rockaway Footpath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Rockaway Footpath Marker
Inscription. On the eve of the Battle of Long Island in the early morning hours of August 27, 1776, General William Howe, commander of the British forces, ordered a local tavern owner, William Howard, and his son to guide several thousand British redcoats along this path in order to avoid detection by the patriot sentries believed to be guarding nearby Jamica pass.

Dedicated on the two-hundred and twenty-fifth
anniversary of the Battle of Long Island by
the Evergreens Cemetery,
August 12, 2001.

 
Erected 2001 by Evergreens Cemetery.
 
Location. 40° 41.077′ N, 73° 54.022′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Bushwick Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Evergreen Cemetery near the office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1629 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard’s Inn – Evergreen Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Tree Dedication for Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. one mile away); Dexter Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); General Slocum Disaster Memorial
Rockaway Footpath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Rockaway Footpath Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Canarsie Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Clinton Hill Historic District (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  Evergreen Cemetery website. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Marker in Evergreen Cemetery
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Brooklyn Marker
The office of Evergreen Cemetery can be seen here behind the marker.
Rockaway Footpath image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
5. Rockaway Footpath
The probable location of the trail taken by the British on the night of August 27, 1776, is marked by Evergreen Cemetery.
Grave of William Howard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
6. Grave of William Howard
16-year-old William Howard, Jr., along with his father, guided the British army to the Jamaica pass, allowing them to outflank the Americans. He is buried here, not far from the marker.
 
 
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 1,531 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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