Tarrytown in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Action in Tarrytown
erected by the Sons of the Revolution
and citizens of this vicinity on
July 15, 1899
Commemorates the Action at Tarrytown
which occurred near this spot
on July 15, 1781
and also the heroism of
Colonel Sheldon and Captain Hurlbut
of the Second Regiment of Dragoons,
Captain – Lieutenant Miles
of the artillery,
and Lieutenant Shaylor
of the Fourth Connecticut Regiment,
who received the particular thanks of General Washington
in the Public Orders of the Army, for their
“Gallant behavior and splendid exertions” on that occasion.
Erected 1899 by Sons of the Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 4.554′ N, 73° 51.878′ W. Marker is in Tarrytown, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Plaza and S Depot Plaza, on the right when traveling south on Depot Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Tarrytown train station. Marker is in this post office area: Tarrytown NY 10591, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Asbury M. E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Reformed Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); André Captors Monument (approx. half a mile away); Andre Captured (approx. half a mile away); Korean & Viet Nam Memorial Monuments (approx. half a mile away); “The Memorial Church of Washington Irving” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Philipsburg Manor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tarrytown.
More about this marker. The marker features American soldiers and Dragoons advancing on the waterfront, where several British ships are present.
Categories. • Military • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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