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Cortland in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1777 Skirmish

 
 
1777 Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
1. 1777 Skirmish Marker
Inscription.
In this area, on March
24, 1777, American troops
under Lt. Col. Marinus
Willett turned back
200 British invaders.

 
Erected 2004 by Van Cortlandt Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 18.75′ N, 73° 54.216′ W. Marker is in Cortland, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Oregon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cortlandtville World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Taylor Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Manor (about 400 feet away); House of Pierre Van Cortlandt (about 400 feet away); Old St. Peters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pomeroy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Account of the 1777 skirmish in Cortland. (Submitted on January 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in the Town of Cortlandt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
2. Marker in the Town of Cortlandt
1777 Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
3. 1777 Skirmish Marker
Marker on Oregon Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
4. Marker on Oregon Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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