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Wyckoff Bennett Mont House

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Wyckoff Bennett Mont House Marker
Inscription. This Dutch-American farmhouse is a quiet reminder that the Battle of Brooklyn, one of the biggest conflicts of the Revolutionary War, took place when Kings County was still mostly farm country. The country boasted fewer than 4,000 inhabitants, one third of whom were slaves working on land owned by families descended from 17th-century Dutch immigrants.

Hendrick Wyckoff built the house in 1766. The site he chose lay along Kings Highway, then the County’s main east-west artery. After the British invasion in August 1776, Hessian soldiers were quartered here. Several of them left their mark by etching their names and rank on window panes among them Toepher Captain Regt. De Ditrurth and “M. Bach Lieutenant V. Hessen Hanau Artillerie’s”. When the Battle of Brooklyn began on August 27, 1776, these men may well have taken part in the attack that drove American defenders from Battle Pass, in what is now Prospect Park, and nearly destroyed the army under the command of George Washington.
 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 40° 36.652′ N, 73° 57.091′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of E. 22nd Street and Avenue P, on the right when traveling north on
Wyckoff Bennett Mont House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Wyckoff Bennett Mont House Marker
According to a neighbor, the tree in the picture on the marker stood in front of the Wyckoff Bennett Mont House until several months before these photos were taken.
E. 22nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1669 E. 22nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead (here, next to this marker); Greek American Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); Lt. Kenneth E Aimee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marine Major Eugene McCarthy (approx. 0.6 miles away); John J. Fraser (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. one mile away); Father Kehoe Triangle (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a picture of mounted British soldiers marching past the Wyckoff Bennett Mont House. It has a caption of “British Army Advancing Along Kings Highway, Battle of Brooklyn, August 22, 1776. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn College Library, Special Collections. More pictures appear on the lower left of the marker. One shows War swords and powder horns. Below this is A graffitied window pane from the Wyckoff Bennett Mont House. Images Courtesy of The Mont Family. Next to these is a map showing A Plan of the Battle of Brooklyn.
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By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Marker in Brooklyn
This map highlights the appropriate location of this historic site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Wyckoff House & Association, Inc. website. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
4. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Wyckoff Bennett Mont House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Wyckoff Bennett Mont House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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