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Merritt Hill

Spirit of 1776

 
 
Merritt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
1. Merritt Hill Marker
Inscription.
This historic site is Merritt Hill which marks one of the actions in the battle of White Plains on October 28, 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.

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Harrison
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Erected by Alex Funicello, M.D.
 
Location. 41° 2.968′ N, 73° 44.433′ W. Marker is in Harrison, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Old Lake Street near Lake Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the parking lot of Silver Lake Preserve county park. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison NY 10528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War for American Independence (about 500
Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
2. Harrison Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Merritt Hill (about 600 feet away); VFW Post 5463 Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); West Harrison Honor Roll (approx. 0.7 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. 1.5 miles away); Center of Washington’s Army (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Silver Lake Preserve county park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
3. Marker in Silver Lake Preserve county park
Marker can be seen here in the parking lot of the Silver Lake Preserve county park.
Another Merritt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
4. Another Merritt Hill Marker
Another marker with identical text is located a short distance to the south.
Battle of White Plains Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
5. Battle of White Plains Monument
This monument to the Battle of White Plains is located nearby. It is reachable via a trail from that begins at the marker.
Article and Photos in <i>The Item</i> Nov 2, 2001 image. Click for full size.
Copyright 2001 The Item. Permission required to reproduce this image.
6. Article and Photos in The Item Nov 2, 2001
To read article, click on image, then click one more time after it opens. Article by Cara Aidone, photos by Aaron Houston. Permission to show this image on this HMdb.org page obtained by Dr. Alex Funicello.
Photos in <i>The Item</i> Nov 8, 2002 image. Click for full size.
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7. Photos in The Item Nov 8, 2002
To read captions, click on image, then click one more time after it opens. Photos by Ava Crockett. Permission to show this image on this HMdb.org page obtained by Dr. Alex Funicello.
Article and Photos in <i>The Item</i> Nov 15, 2002 image. Click for full size.
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8. Article and Photos in The Item Nov 15, 2002
Article by Daniel Geiger. Permission to show this image on this HMdb.org page obtained by Dr. Alex Funicello.
Article and Photos in <i>The Harrison Report</i> Nov 21, 2003 image. Click for full size.
Copyright 2003 The Harrison Report. Permission required to reproduce this image.
9. Article and Photos in The Harrison Report Nov 21, 2003
To read article, click on image, then click one more time after it opens. Article and photos by Alex Malecki. Permission to show this image on this HMdb.org page obtained by Dr. Alex Funicello.
“Purchase resident Dr. Alex Funicello helped bring the re-enactments back to life in Silver Lake.” image. Click for full size.
By Alex Malecki. Copyright 2003 The Harrison Report. Permission required to reproduce.
10. “Purchase resident Dr. Alex Funicello helped bring the re-enactments back to life in Silver Lake.”
Close-up of one of the photographs in the article from Image No. 9.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 19, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Battle for White Plains monument shown in Photo 5 added to the database on its own page • Can you help?
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