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

Battle of White Plains

 
 
Battle of White Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
1. Battle of White Plains Marker
Inscription.
General George Washington
Commander In Chief
of the
Continental Army
Erected by
the City of White Plains
to commemorate
the 225th Anniversary of the Battle


Back of Marker:
The Continental Army

Under the command of General George Washington the Continental Army survived the Battle of Long Island, to carry the War through Manhattan and across Westchester to the stand off at White Plains.

Thwarting the British Plan to capture and to destroy the Army, repeatedly averting military disaster, underfed and ill-equipped, the Americans would live to fight another day…

Surprising and capturing the Hessians at Trenton, and again at Bennington. Defeating a British Army at Saratoga. After years of struggle, joined by our French Allies, the Army gained a resounding victory at Yorktown, Virginia.

White Plains was a prelude to Triumph and Independence.
 
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
 
Location. 41° 1.797′ N, 73° 46.817′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitney Street and Battle Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Whitney Street. Touch for map
Reverse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
2. Reverse Side of Marker
. Marker is located in Battle Whitney Park. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle Park (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Arms Apartments (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Plains Roll of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Plains.
 
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a picture of Gen. George Washington. The picture is a reproduction of a 3 Cents U.S. Postage Stamp, "Battle of White Plains, 1932, His 200th Anniversary"

The lower right of the marker features the seal of the City of White Plains. The motto "Liberty or Death" appears on the lower left of the marker.
 
Regarding Battle of White Plains.
Marker in Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
3. Marker in Battle Whitney Park
Marker is located on the summit of Chatterson's Hill, which the Americans successfully defended against multiple attacks by the British and Hessian Army.
Take a Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of White Plains, NY.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the Battle of White Plains, NY, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolution. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. Battle Whitney Park
Several markers are located in this park on the summit of Chatterson's Hill, a focal point in the Battle of White Plains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,702 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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