Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery
"The Shark and Cambden were ordered on the east side of the river to defend the cable and chain in case the enemy should attempt on that side, the Montgomery lay across the tide with her broadside to the enemy and the Washington under her stern. About 12 o’clock the 6th the enemy appeared and fired upon him, but he did not return the fire until the enemy hauled his ships than he gave his broadsides as fast as he could."
Testimony of Capt. Hodges, who commanded the frigate Montgomery, Court of Inquiry on the loss of Forts Clinton and Montgomery. 1776
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
Location. 41° 19.436′ N, 73° 59.169′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on the walking trail, overlooking the Hudson River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers 32-Pounder (here, next to this marker); Grand Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); Three Sisters Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardens of the Fort (about 300 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 400 feet away); Building a Fort (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a 2003 painting by Dahl Taylor of the naval battle. Both American and British fleets are depicted, as well as the chain across the river.
Related markers. 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 May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.