Battle Hill

Battle Hill (HM8KP)

Location: Luray, NY 11218 Kings County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 39.434', W 73° 59.373'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

Early in the morning of August 27, 1776, British troops came up the Narrows Road to attack American forces defending Brooklyn Heights. In and around this location, the highest natural point in Kings County, the outnumbered Americans put up a stiff resistance until nearly surrounded by the enemy.

From Battle Hill in Green-Wood Cemetery, established 1838, the scope and complexity of the fighting that day can be appreciated.

To the south is Gravesend Bay, where the British and Hessian forces landed five days before the battle. To the west is the Gowanus Canal, site of the former creek across which the retreating Americans fled to safety in Brooklyn Heights. To the east is Flatbush, from where the enemy launched a second attack against American positions in what is now Prospect Park. To the north is Brooklyn Heights vital to the defense of New York City, the ultimate objective of the British.
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HM NumberHM8KP
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Placed ByNew York State
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585419 N 4501198
Decimal Degrees40.65723333, -73.98955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.434', W 73° 59.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 26.04" N, 73° 59' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)917, 718, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8901 Border Ave, Luray NY 11218, US
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