October 28th, 1776
The Continental Army
Under the Command of
General George Washington
Defended the Heights
Checking the British
the City of White Plains
the 225th Anniversary of the Battle
Back of Marker:
At the time of the Battle of Long Island and Capture of the city of New York by the British, the New York Provincial Congress moved to safety in White Plains.
The Colonial roads intersected in the Town, placing it in the path of the British attempt to encircle and to capture Washington's Army.
The heights around White Plains, and intervening rivers and swamps, presented a natural defensive position for an American stand. For these reasons, the site became the field of battle.
From October 28th to November 1st, 1776, in five days of intermittent fighting, White Plains became a Place of Honor.