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Colonel William Baxter

 
 
Colonel William Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
1. Colonel William Baxter Marker
Inscription.
In grateful remembrance of
the patriot volunteers of
the Pennsylvania Flying Camp
led by
Colonel William Baxter
of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
who with many of his men fell
while defending this height
16 November 1776
and was buried near this spot.
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This rock
stood within the lines of
Fort George
the principal work constructed by
the British and Hessian forces
who occupied Laurel Hill
1776 – 1783

The Manhattan Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
placed this memorial
23 June 1923

 
Erected 1923 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Manhattan Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.331′ N, 73° 55.628′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Audubon Avenue and 192nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Audubon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the base of the flagpole in front of George Washington High School. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Colonel William Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
2. Colonel William Baxter Marker
During the Battle of Fort Washington, Lord Cornwallis and the Scottish Highlanders crossed the Harlem River and attacked the American positions here on Laurel Hill.
marker. Margaret Cochran Corbin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Tryon (approx. half a mile away); Fort Tryon Park (approx. half a mile away); McNally Plaza World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Fort Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Highest Point on Manhattan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert Magaw Defended this Position (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plaza Lafayette (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle for Fort Washington. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Fort Washington. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel William Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
3. Colonel William Baxter Marker
The marker is on the boulder at the base of the flagpole in front of George Washington High School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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