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

Battle of White Plains

British Forces

 

—1776 —

 
British Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
1. British Forces Marker
Inscription.

Commanded by
General William Howe
Numbered about 13,000
Including Several Brigades.
The Regiments of Foot
Deployed Light Infantry,
Chasseurs, and Grenadiers.

Artillery Batteried and
Light Cavalry Supported Them.

The Hessian Battalions
Under Heister, Rahl, and Donop
Reinforced The British.
Their Grenadiers and Jagers
Were Essential to the Battle.



Back of Marker:
Battle of White Plains

October 28, 1776

The British Assaulted
Chatterton’s Hill
With Reinforced 2nd Brigade
Numbering about 7,000 Troops
Commanded by Brigadier General Leslie.
The 28th, 35th, 5th and 49th Regiments of Foot,
Hessian Grenadier Battalions,
And Lossberg Regiment
Were Supported by
Artillery Batteries and the
17th Light Dragoons Cavalry.

Following a One-Hour Artillery Bombardment
They Waded Across the Bronx River and
Charged Up the Steep Slopes
Outflanking the Americans.

The Defenders Were Driven Off the Hill
By Midday, Retreating to Their
Main Lines North of Town.

British Casualties Numbered 276.
They Inflicted Nearly 150 Killed,
Wounded, and Missing on the Patriots.

After the Day’s Action
The British Regrouped and Camped.


 
Erected 2001
Reverse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
2. Reverse Side of Marker
by City of White Plains.
 
Location. 41° 1.789′ N, 73° 46.817′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Whitney Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 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. A different marker also named Battle of White Plains (a few steps from this marker); Battle Park (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Arms Apartments (about 700 feet away); 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 left side of the marker features a British flag and a British Genadier.
The lower right of the marker features the seal of the City of White Plains. The motto “Liberty or Death” appears on the
Marker in Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
3. Marker in Battle Whitney Park
This site on Chatterson's Hill saw the first cavalry charge of the Revolutionary War, when the 17th Dragoons attacked the Americans positioned here.
lower left of the marker.
 
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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 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.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Chatterson's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. Marker on Chatterson's Hill
Chatterson's Hill was the focus of repeated attacks by British and Hessian forces during the Battle of White Plains. Marker can be seen to the left of the photo.
Battle Whitney Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
5. 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 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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