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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patriots under Gen. Mercer

1776

 
 
Patriots under Gen. Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
1. Patriots under Gen. Mercer Marker
Inscription.
In memory of the Patriots who under General Hugh Mercer crossing from Perth Amboy [N.J.] surprised and overcame the enemy on this spot on October 16, 1776, taking twenty prisoners besides arms and ammunition. Two of the Americans were killed and Col. Griffin and Lieut. Col. Smith wounded in this action.
 
Erected 1913 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Richmond County Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 34.372′ N, 74° 8.833′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Old Mill Road, on the left when traveling north on Arthur Kill Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the Church of St.Andrew. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Old Mill Road, Staten Island NY 10307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (here, next to this marker); Church of St. Andrew (here, next to this marker); Church of Saint Andrew (a few steps from this marker); St. Andrew’s Church
Staten Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
2. Staten Island Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of 18th century structures (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher House (about 300 feet away); Historic Richmondtown (about 700 feet away); Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Patriots under Gen. Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
3. Patriots under Gen. Mercer Marker
During the Revolutionary War, British troops were encamped near this church in Richmondtown. On several occasions, Americans skirmished with the British in this vicinity, including on August 8, 1777 when the British barricaded themselves inside the church.
Church of St. Andrew image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
4. Church of St. Andrew
During their encampment, this church served as a hospital for the British army.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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