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Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Montgomery

 
 
Fort Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2015
1. Fort Montgomery Marker
Inscription. Valiantly defended by the 5th New York, Lamb’s Artillery and local militia under Gen. George Clinton against heavy British-led forces October 6, 1777.
 
Erected by Fort Montgomery Battle Site Assn. - Daughters of the U.S. Navy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
 
Location. 41° 19.568′ N, 73° 59.272′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on U.S. 9W, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Around the Redoubts (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men’s & Officers’ Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers’ Necessary (about 400 feet away); Guard House (about 500 feet away); Round Hill Redoubt (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Round Hill Redoubt (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
 
Related markers.
Fort Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Fort Montgomery Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Fort Montgomery Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on 9W image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Marker on 9W
The marker is at the site of Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Bear Mountain State Park.
Interior of the Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Interior of the Fort
Fort Montgomery was captured and destroyed by the British in 1777. The present site has been preserved as a ruin. Remains of fortifications and foundations of barracks and other buildings can be seen here.
The Grand Battery at Fort Montgomery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
5. The Grand Battery at Fort Montgomery
The Battle of Fort Montgomery included a naval bombardment. This is where the Americans fought back against the British fleet.
Ruins of Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2015
6. Ruins of Barracks
These are the foundations of a soldier barracks that was built in the summer of 1776 at Fort Montgomery.
Battle of Fort Montgomery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2015
7. Battle of Fort Montgomery
Continental soldiers of the 5th New York regiment, along with Lamb's Artillery defend Fort Montgomery from attacking British forces during Twin Forts Day.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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