Fighting at Hessian Lake

Fighting at Hessian Lake (HM1WKY)

Location: Sloatsburg, NY 10974 Rockland County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 10.434', W 74° 10.434'

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On October 6, 1777, Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton landed 2,100 British troops near Stony Point and marched north to attach the Continental garrisons at Forts Clinton and Montgomery. When it reached Doodletown, the advance guard of 900 men under Lieutenant Colonel Mungo Campbell proceeded around Bear Mountain to attack Fort Montgomery while the main force, under Major General John Vaughn, continued toward Fort Clinton.
When New York Governor George Clinton, who commanded the forts, received word of the enemy's approach, he sent 50 Continental troops under Lieutenant Colonel Jacobus Bruyn and 50 militiamen under Colonel James McClaughry to Doodletown. After running into the British column, the Americans retreated until they reached a stone wall here by Hessian Lake where they held the British at bay for a short time before retreating to the fort under the cover of its cannons. After a desperate defense, the American forts were captured.
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HM NumberHM1WKY
Series This marker is part of the Harriman Park, New York series
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Historical PeriodRevolutionary, 17th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number3
Placed Byboy scouts venture crew
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 1:27pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 569293 N 4558390
Decimal Degrees41.17390000, -74.17390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 10.434', W 74° 10.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 10' 26.0400" N, 74° 10' 26.0400" W
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Area Code(s)845
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-107 Johnsontown Rd, Sloatsburg NY 10974, US
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