"I ? imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner."

"I ? imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (HM7HY)

Location: Stony Point, NY 10980 Rockland County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 14.486', W 73° 58.498'

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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, and contained two Cohorn mortars - weapons which fired explosive shells in a high arc - to guard the approach to the Outer Works.

Stony Point was bounded on the west by a marsh that turned the peninsula into an island at high tide. At about midnight, and officer's picket - part of the group of 88 sentries on duty - heard the advancing Americans, fired warning shots, and then retreated. Lieutenant William Simpson, of Tew's company, described the events that followed:

About ten minutes later I heard a party of about 30 men in confusion on my right, and imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner. Soon after being made prisoner by this party, Lieutenant Colonel Johnson [the commander of Stony Point] came up, having from the extreme darkness of the night also mistaken them for our own people. He endeavored to give them some orders ? to face the damned rascals!" They challenged him saying "Damn ye, who are you?" One or more of them I saw charge the Colonel with their Bayonets ? the Colonel perceiving his error, narrowly escaped.
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HM NumberHM7HY
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Placed ByStony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:53am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585892 N 4566065
Decimal Degrees41.24143333, -73.97496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.486', W 73° 58.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 29.16" N, 73° 58' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point NY 10980, US
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