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Near Lowman in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Line Occupied - Rifle Corps

 
 
Line Occupied - Rifle Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Line Occupied - Rifle Corps Marker
Inscription.
Line occupied
Rifle Corps
under General Hand
at opening of battle
August 29, 1779

 
Erected 1929 by New York State.
 
Location. 42° 1.76′ N, 76° 43.035′ W. Marker is near Lowman, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on Oneida Road (County Road 60) just west of Lowman Road (County Road 2), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowman NY 14861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Line of Rude Breastworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newtown Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Ridge (approx. mile away); Knoll Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Newtown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Divided Peoples (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle of Newtown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fire on the Frontier - 1778 (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Sullivan Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Newtown Battlefield State Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowman.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chemung Valley Living History Center. The center preserves and interprets part of the Newtown battlefield. (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Line Occupied - Rifle Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
2. Line Occupied - Rifle Corps Marker
 

2. Edward Hand. Edward Hand (31 December 1744 – 3 September 1802) was an Irish-born soldier, physician, and politician who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of general, and later was a member of several Pennsylvania governmental bodies. (Submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Line Occupied - Rifle Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. Line Occupied - Rifle Corps Marker
General Edward Hand (1744-1802) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
4. General Edward Hand (1744-1802)
Baldwin Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
5. Baldwin Creek
The creek separated the two sides during the early phases of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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