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New York City Defenses During the War of 1812

 
 
New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
1. New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate
New York City Defenses
During the War of 1812

Barrier gate   McGowan’s Pass,
Barrier Gate   Manhattanville,
Forts Clinton, Fish, and Haight,
and three stone towers.
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Also in honor of
Maj. Gen. Garrit Hopper Striker
(then captain)
5th Regiment,   2nd Brigade.
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Erected by U.S.D. 1812
Empire State Society
February 22, 1900

 
Erected 1900 by United States Daughters of 1812.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.471′ N, 73° 57.631′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Amsterdam Avenue south of W 118th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the Amsterdam Ave. entrance to Columbia University. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oscar J. Hijuelos (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Low Memorial Library (about 500 feet away); Battle of Harlem Heights (about 800 feet away); Columbia University Midshipmen's Training
New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
2. New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Schurz Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil B. DeMille (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Dewey (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Harlem Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Marker at Columbia University image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
3. Marker at Columbia University
The Amsterdam Ave. entrance to Columbia University can be seen to the left of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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