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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stony Point, New York

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Location of Stony Point, New York
    Rockland County (256)
    Orange County (476)
    Putnam County (114)
    Westchester County (198)
    Bergen County, New Jersey (401)
    Passaic County, New Jersey (126)
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1New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner."
During the night of the attack, Captain Francis Tew was stationed near the abatis with four companies of the 17th Regiment, part of the total British garrison of 564 men. On this spot, a small defensive position called flech #2 had been constructed, . . . Map (db m11632) HM
2New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “… the enemy entered the upper work at the barrier at the same time I did.”
Here, by the innermost abatis, a British eight-inch howitizer – an artillery weapon that could hurl a 45-pound explosive shell a distance of 1900 yards – was aimed towards the shallow waters of Haverstraw Bay to guard the southern flank . . . Map (db m11643) HM
3New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “… with the greatest Intrepidity and coolness.”
Near this location passed the north column of 300 American Light Infantry, commanded by Colonel Richard Butler of Pennsylvania. On the rocky height in front of you was the Flagstaff Battery, which mounted a 12-pounder cannon. This weapon, like many . . . Map (db m11660) HM
4New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...”
Fleche #1 was situated on this hill, and mounted a brass 12-pounder cannon (one which fired a 12-pound ball) under the command of Lieutenant William Horndon, of the Royal Artillery. Horndon was unaware that the shots from Major Murfree’s Light . . . Map (db m11635) HM
5New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “For God’s sake, why is the Artillery here not being made use of?”
In front of you is the Upper Works, and inside were two flank batteries, each with large ship guns. Lieutenant John Roberts of the Royal Artillery went to the left battery, nearest the bay, after the first shots of the attack were fired: Captain . . . Map (db m11646) HM
6New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours.”
You are now inside the remains of the Upper Works. Within 15 minutes of each other, the two columns of American Light Infantry converged on the flanks of these fortifications. Lieutenant Colonel Francois de Fleury, a French engineer and professional . . . Map (db m11649) HM
7New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — 17th British Regiment of Foot
British War Veterans of America, Inc. New York Branch of the British Legion erected this plaque to perpetuate the memories of men of the 17th British Regiment of Foot who died near this spot defending the Stony Point fortification against General . . . Map (db m11621) HM
8New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — A Crucial Crossing
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail During the American Revolution, King’s Ferry was the most secure Hudson River crossing north of British-held New York City. It was the key connecting New England with the rest . . . Map (db m165722) HM
9New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — British Defenses: The Outer Works
After cutting down most of the trees at Stony Point to reduce cover for potential attackers and create a “field of fire” for artillery, the British constructed two sets of fortifications – the Outer Works, located near the present . . . Map (db m11626) HM
10New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — British Defenses: The Upper Works
The Upper Works was the main British defensive position. As in the Outer Works, an abatis spanned the width of the peninsula. Included in the abatis were artillery positions, but these weapons, mostly heavy ship guns, were intended for long-range, . . . Map (db m11642) HM
11New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Capture of Stony Point
This tablet is to commemorate the heroic capture of the fortress of Stony Point by troops of the Light Infantry under the command of Maj. Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne the night of July 15-16, 1779 Erected by the Jewish War Veterans of . . . Map (db m11617) HM
12New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Commerce and the Hudson River
The Hudson River has always been a major avenue of New York State’s economy. During the 19th century, many industries, large and small, sprang up along its shores. To the south of Stony Point, beds of rich clay near Haverstraw Bay were utilized to . . . Map (db m11695) HM
13New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Flight 6231Northwest Airlines Flight 6231
On December 1, 1974 a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 flying between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Buffalo, NY, encountered atmospheric icing and crashed on this site. Flight 6231 was operating a ferry flight, having been chartered . . . Map (db m134172) HM
14New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Fraser’s Highlanders
On the rise in front of you was located fleche #3, where the British had placed a brass 12-pounder cannon and two 5 and ½-inch mortars, called Royals, to defend the right flank of the outer abatis. In addition, two Grenadier companies of the . . . Map (db m11681) HM
15New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Intrigue at King’s Ferry
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail The crucial King’s Ferry crossing between Stony Point and Verplanck was guarded on both sides of the river by small American garrisons for most of the Revolutionary War. . . . Map (db m165772) HM
16New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — James A. Farley Memorial Bridge
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17New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — King’s Ferry
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18New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — King’s Ferry
Below you, between Stony Point and Verplanck’s Point on the opposite shore, the Hudson River narrows to a width of three-quarters of a mile. All travelers, Continental Army troops, supplies, communications, both military and civil, passing between . . . Map (db m166069) HM
19New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Opportunities Missed and Taken
“I was surprised when I viewed in the morning the difficulties our troops surmounted,”     wrote Captain Champion. “This piece of ground was fortified by all British art and industry ….” . . . Map (db m11653) HM
20New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point 9-11 Memorial
The Charles R. Lewis VFW Post Is Proud To Honor All the Victims Who Perished on 9/11/01 in the WTC Especially The Five Victims From Stony Point Janet Alonso Robert McCarthy Luke Nee Gerald O'Leary Thomas Schoales God Bless . . . Map (db m37058) HM
21New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield
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22New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield
Stony Point Battlefield has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . Map (db m11619) HM
23New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
On the night of July 15-16, 1779, Brigadier General Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania led the American Light Infantry in a midnight assault against a British force that had occupied Stony Point. Approximately one hour later, the garrison had been . . . Map (db m11708) HM
24New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield Today
In the early 20th century, a number of stone structures were constructed here by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. After the State purchased the site in 1897, the administration was turned over to the Society and the site opened . . . Map (db m11663) HM
25New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Cannon Memorial1779 - 1997
From the Revolutionary soldier led by General Anthony Wayne in the Battle of Stony Point and to all past wars this cannon memorial is dedicated to all veterans living and deceased who have fought bravely to preserve our independence and everlasting . . . Map (db m33069) HM
26New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point State Park
Left Tablet: Stony Point A British Outpost commanding the King’s Ferry Assaulted and taken July 15-16, 1779 by the Corps of light infantry commanded by Anthony Wayne Renamed Fort Wayne Acquired by the State of New York 1897 The American Scenic . . . Map (db m8257) HM
27New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Veterans Monument
1776 – 1976 Dedicated to all veterans living and dead of all American wars who fought to ensure this great country’s freedomMap (db m33071) HM
28New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Veterans Monument
WW I   1917 – 1918 In Flanders Field Loved and Were Loved And Now We Lie In Flanders Field By John McCrea The War to End All Wars President Woodrow Wilson WW II   1941 – 1945 Pearl Harbor Dec. 7th 1941 A Day . . . Map (db m37059) WM
29New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The American Strategy
In reaction to Sir Henry Clinton’s move against Stony Point, the Continental Army marched north from New Jersey, to protect West Point, and a plan was devised to counter the British advance. Apprised of the formidable British defenses at Stony . . . Map (db m11629) HM
30New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, designated a linear National Park by the 1968 National Trails System Act, is a continuous, marked public footpath extending approximately 2,144 miles from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia . . . Map (db m29869) HM
31New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Battle’s Aftermath
Although Stony Point and Verplanck’s Point became a focus of British strategy in 1779, they had shown interest in the Hudson Highlands before. On October 6, 1777, the British had landed here and attacked Forts Clinton and Montgomery, seven miles to . . . Map (db m11668) HM
32New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The British Occupy Stony Point
In late May 1779, a British force of more than 6000 men captured the Hudson River and the small American fort at Verplanck’s Point on the opposite shore. These strategic locations guarded the southern entrance to the Hudson Highlands. The British . . . Map (db m11624) HM
33New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Lighthouse at Stony Point
In the 19th century, improved navigational aids were required, as the number of commercial vessels increased. In 1825, the Erie Canal was opened, allowing ships to sail from the Great lakes to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Hudson River, a tidal . . . Map (db m11693) HM
34New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Palisades Interstate Parkway Scenic Byway Corridor
It Began with a Boom Just over a century ago, more than a thousand cubic yards of the Palisades Cliffs were being blasted away every day for a growing New York in need of roads and foundations. The constant explosions could be felt and heard . . . Map (db m44589) HM
35New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Path to Victory
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail In 1781, the American and French allies combined their armies at a pivotal turning point in the Revolutionary War. Under the command of General George Washington and French . . . Map (db m165738) HM
36New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Veterans Memorials at Waldron Spring
Erected by The Citizens of the Town of Stony Point In Grateful Appreciation of the Noble Sacrifice of These Sons Who Gave Their Lives and in Recognition of Those Who Fought in the 1917 - World War - 1919 Erected in Memory of Those Who Served and . . . Map (db m104902) WM
37New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Washington Tree
On this site stood the walnut tree where under its branches Gen. George Washington paid his troops. 1779Map (db m33209) HM
May. 15, 2021