Battle of White Plains

Battle of White Plains (HM582)

Location: White Plains, NY 10606 Westchester County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 1.822', W 73° 46.772'

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American Forces

— 1776 —

Commanded by
General George Washington
Numbered about 14,500
Men fit for Duty,

Consisting of Continentals
From Maryland, Delaware,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania and
New York, and Militiamen
From Several Provinces.

Many of These Units
Had Participated in
The Battle of Long Island,
Harlem Heights,
Throg's Neck, and Pell's Point.

Erected by the City of White Plains to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Battle

Back of Marker:
Battle of White Plains

October 28, 1776

The Americans Defended
Chatterton's Hill
Using a Composite Group of Troops
Totalling between 1,600 and 2,000 Men
Commanded by
Brig. General Alexander McDougall,
Consisting of Continentals from Maryland,
Delaware, Conneecticut and New York, and
Militia from Massachusetts, New Jersey,
Connecticut, and New York,
Including a White Plains Unit.

Having only a Two-Gun Battery,
Field-Stone Walls, and Hastily Made Positions,
They Followed Washington's Orders to
"Do the Best You Can."

Attacked by Artillery, Massed
Infantry, and Mounted Cavalry,
The Americans Inflicted almost
300 Casualties on Their Foes,
Delaying further Planned Assaults
On the Stronger Center and Left Flank
Redoubts and Entrenchments.

The American Lines at North Castle Held
Until the British Withdrew on November 4th.
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HM NumberHM582
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByCity of White Plains
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602597 N 4542845
Decimal Degrees41.03036667, -73.77953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 1.822', W 73° 46.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 1' 49.32" N, 73° 46' 46.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 88-94 Battle Ave, White Plains NY 10606, US
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