Hill Cliff Battery

Hill Cliff Battery (HM13WB)

Location: West Point, NY 10996 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 24.107', W 73° 57.016'

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The Revolutionary Army fortified this hill in 1776 to provide more firepower down river and to maintain communication between Gravel Hill Battery to the east and the Fort Constitution area to the west. Hill Cliff Battery mounted from three to five cannon, three to fire down river and possibly one each for the flanks. Conscious of the threat of land attack, military inspectors recommended enclosing this hill fortification, but apparently without result. Destroyed during the British operations in 1777, the battery was never rebuilt.
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HM NumberHM13WB
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587746 N 4583892
Decimal Degrees41.40178333, -73.95026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.107', W 73° 57.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 6.42" N, 73° 57' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-249 Pitcher Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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