Merritt Hill

Merritt Hill (HMGVD)

Location: Harrison, NY 10604 Westchester County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 2.879', W 73° 44.496'

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Spirit of 1776

This historic site is Merritt Hill which marks one of the actions in the Battle of White Plains on October 28, 1776.

During the attack on Chatterton Hill, the British marched up the road to Connecticut (Lake street) to attack the left flank of Washington's defense assembled on Hatfield Hill (opposite Merritt Hill).

General Heath, under General Washington, had placed Colonel Malcolm, his N.Y. Regiment and Lt. Fenno with one field piece to station Merritt Hill in defense of Hatfield Hill.

Lt. Fenno fired a cannonball directly into 20 British horsemen approaching Hatfield Hill. This single shot caused the British to retreat back towards White Plains.
A Harrison Landmark
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HM NumberHMGVD
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Placed ByDr. Alex Funicello, M.D
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 605757 N 4544846
Decimal Degrees41.04798333, -73.74160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.879', W 73° 44.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 52.74" N, 73° 44' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)914, 203, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 235-247 Lake St E, Harrison NY 10604, US
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