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Follow the markers along the Battleground Trail in Minisink Battleground Park.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
Marker in Minisink Battleground Park
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Minisink Battleground Park
In July 1779, after raiding the settlement of Minisink, Loyalists and Native Americans under Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant ambushed and pursued Orange County and New Jersey militia. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m20502) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — The Battle at MinisinkRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 20, 1779, a party of eighty seven Tories and Iroquois Native Americans under the command of Capt. Joseph Brant raided the frontier settlement of Minisink (present day Port Jervis). The raid destroyed homes, farms and mills and was designed . . . — Map (db m20505) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Last Stand On The Rocky HillRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
After the initial contact at the river, Col. Hathorn’s remaining force, about forty men, conducted a fighting retreat until they reached high ground. Here they took up a position about two acres in size. Sentinel Rock, where you are now, marked the . . . — Map (db m20511) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — In Memory of Our Fallen HeroesRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Although two attempts to recover the bodies of the fallen at Minisink Ford are recorded as having taken place in the weeks following the battle, it was not until 1822, forty-five years after the event, that the remains still lying here were gathered . . . — Map (db m20507) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Minisink Battle Monument
Erected July 22d, 1879 Dedicated to the memory of the Patriots of the Minisink Region who died here July 22, 1779 in the defence of American Liberty <<<<< * * * >>>>> Erected by the Historical Societies of the Minisink Country and of the . . . — Map (db m20509) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Hospital RockRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Hospital Rock is the most historically significant place on the battleground. Once Brant’s men broke the Americans’ defensive square late in the afternoon, it was in the shadow of this rock that Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten, a physician from Goshen, and . . . — Map (db m20513) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Indian Rock
Legend has it that the Indians and Tories of Joseph Brant set this stone to honor their dead and wounded who fell before the field of fire from the nearby plateau. — Map (db m20515) HM

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