“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War Historical Markers

Links to "trail heads" for battlefield tours. Each uses the related markers section to provide a virtual tour of a battlefield or portion of a battlefield. Please use the Click to map all markers shown on this page option on each related markers page to see a map of each "trail."
The Danbury Raid Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
The Danbury Raid Marker
1 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Danbury — The Danbury Raid
The revolutionary village which centered about this green with its stores of supplies for the army was sacked and burned by a force of two thousand British April 26, 1777 Warned of the gathering militia the raiders departed next . . . Map (db m23542) HM
2 New Jersey, Bergen County, Fort Lee — Fort Lee Historic Park
Beneath these cliffs, Henry Hudson’s Half-Moon was welcomed by the Lenni Lenape Indians on September 3, 1609. Nearly 167 years later, this giant Bluff Rock became a strategic stronghold in the American War for Independence as the conflict . . . Map (db m7707) HM
3 New York, Chemung County, Elmira — The Battle of Newtown
(Front Plaque):Near this site Sunday August 29, 1779 was fought The Battle of Newtown between Continental troops commanded by Major General John Sullivan and combined force of Tories and Indians under Colonel John Butler and Joseph . . . Map (db m33554) HM
4 New York, Oneida County, Oriskany — Site of The Battle of OriskanyAugust 6, 1777 — Historic New York —
Historic New York Site of The Battle of Oriskany August 6, 1777 The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as they were marching to . . . Map (db m22747) HM
5 New York, Oneida County, Rome — Stars & Stripes First Flew in BattleFort Stanwix
Here Aug. 3, 1777 the Stars & Stripes First Flew In Battle Above the Southwest Bastion of Fort Stanwix (Schuyler) Here Aug 2d to 22d Col. Peter Gansevoort's New York & Massachusetts Continentals successfully . . . Map (db m32402) HM
6 New York, Orange County, Fort Montgomery — Fort Montgomery
Valiantly defended by the 5th New York, Lamb’s Artillery and local militia under Gen. George Clinton against heavy British-led forces October 6, 1777.Map (db m7385) HM
7 New 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
8 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 TrailMap (db m20502) HM
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9 Ohio, Wyandot County, Upper Sandusky — 145 — Battle Island
Battle Island Scene Of the Defeat of Col. Wm Crawford June 5. & 6. 1782Map (db m21416) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Chester County, Malvern — Site of the Paoli Massacre20 September 1777
These Memorial Grounds commemorate the engagement in the Revolutionary War known as the Paoli Massacre, an attack by the British Army on American troops, that took place near this spot toward midnight of September 20, 1777. About 150 American . . . Map (db m13505) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia — Fort Mifflin
Laid out in 1771 by the engineer John Montrésor. Heroically held by the Americans under British siege until they were forced out, Nov. 15, 1777. Rebuilt 1798-1800 according to L’Enfant’s design and enlarged in the 19th century. A U.S. military post . . . Map (db m12378) HM
12 South Carolina, Cherokee County, Gaffney — Battle of Cowpens Monument
South Inscription: The Congress of the United States has caused this Monument to be erected on the site of the Battle of Cowpens as a testimonial to the valor and in appreciation of the services of the American Troops on this field in . . . Map (db m11186) HM
13 South Carolina, York County, Blacksburg — King's Mountain
. . . Map (db m17457) HM
14 Vermont, Addison County, Orwell — Mount IndependenceBastion of the Revolution
Fortification was begun in June of 1776, and the name Mount Independence was bestowed following the Declaration of Independence. Lieut. Col. Jeduthan Baldwin was the chief construction engineer. Here the exhausted American Army, Northern Department, . . . Map (db m9275) HM
15 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Battle of HubbardtonOnly Battlefield On Vermont Soil
Here on July 7, 1777 a successful rearguard action by Colonel Seth Warner’s Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire troops ended British pursuit under Generals Frazer and Reldesel. Thus, General St. Claire’s American army, retreating from Fort . . . Map (db m74470) HM
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Sep. 24, 2023