The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails

The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (HM4RA)

Location: Highland Falls, NY 10928 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 19.44', W 73° 59.296'

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You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War.

The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British General Sir Henry Clinton's forces on October 6, 1777. After landing 2,100 men at Stony Point, he marched north to capture Forts Clinton and Montgomery. At Doodletown, the trail splits. The east branch of the trail follows the march of forces under Sir Henry Clinton and Major General John Vaughn that captured Fort Clinton. The west branch follows the route of Lieutenant Colonel Mungo Campbell's force, which captured Fort Montgomery.

The 1779 trail traces the route taken by Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's Corps of Light Infantry in its assault on the British fortifications at Stony Point just after midnight on July 16, 1779. After a brief but fierce fight, Wayne's men captured Stony Point, achieving one of the Continental Army's most spectacular victories.
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HM NumberHM4RA
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Placed ByFort Montgomery State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584670 N 4575218
Decimal Degrees41.32400000, -73.98826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 19.44', W 73° 59.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 19' 26.40" N, 73° 59' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 690 US-9W, Highland Falls NY 10928, US
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