White Plains in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of White Plains
— 1776 —
General George Washington
Numbered about 14,500
Men fit for Duty,
Consisting of Continentals
From Maryland, Delaware,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania and
New York, and Militiamen
From Several Provinces.
Many of These Units
Had Participated in
The Battle of Long Island,
Throg’s Neck, and Pell’s Point.
Erected by the City of White Plains to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Battle
Back of Marker:
Battle of White Plains
October 28, 1776
The Americans Defended
Using a Composite Group of Troops
Totalling between 1,600 and 2,000 Men
Brig. General Alexander McDougall,
Consisting of Continentals from Maryland,
Delaware, Conneecticut and New York, and
Militia from Massachusetts, New Jersey,
Connecticut, and New York,
Including a White Plains Unit.
Having only a Two-Gun Battery,
Field-Stone Walls, and Hastily Made Positions,
They Followed Washington’s Orders to
"Do the Best You Can."
Attacked by Artillery, Massed
The Americans Inflicted almost
300 Casualties on Their Foes,
Delaying further Planned Assaults
On the Stronger Center and Left Flank
Redoubts and Entrenchments.
The American Lines at North Castle Held
Until the British Withdrew on November 4th.
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
Location. 41° 1.822′ N, 73° 46.772′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Battle Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Battle Whitney Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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); Battle Park (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Arms Apartments (about 500 feet The Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Purdy House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Plains.
More about this marker. The left side of the marker features a "Grand Union" or "Cambridge Flag." flag and a Continental infantryman.
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.
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1. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolution. (Submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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